Immigrant Connection provides church-based, low-cost immigration legal services in under-resourced communities. Immigrant Connection’s national office does this through two specific ways: 1. Expanding the existing Immigrant Connection Legal Network through launching new Immigrant Connection local sites in new communities and 2. Providing holistic, strategic support to existing Immigrant Connection sites so that all sites are healthy, build capacity, and reach sustainability. Through these two actions, Immigrant Connection is able to achieve an expanding collective impact and provide the highest quality of immigration legal services to local communities.
The Immigrant Connection Legal Network is a network of sites across the country that provide low-cost immigration legal services to immigrants and refugees. Department of Justice accredited legal representatives meet with potential clients at legal offices located in local churches and provide consultations to receive answers to immigration questions and determine eligibility of various immigration pathways. Our local Immigrant Connection offices work on cases including: advice and counsel, naturalization, family petitions, adjustment of status, renewal of legal permanent residency, DACA renewals, U Visas, VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), fiancé visas, religious worker petitions, and consular processing.
The Immigrant Connection Legal Network has served over 10,000 individuals and families and successfully filed over 4,500 immigration cases with US Citizenship and Immigration Services, including over 1,000 citizenship applications.