Information Provided by NEON, Inc.
The International Institute of Connecticut (IICONN), will present information on current immigration issues at an education session on Tuesday, Oct. 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, NEON Inc’s Nathaniel Ely School Gym located at 11 Ingalls Ave. in Norwalk.
The session will provide a general overview of the Immigration services that IICONN offers, including immigration and citizenship counseling; refugee and trafficking social services and interpreter and translation services.
Participants will gain a general understanding of immigration law and the various paths available to immigrate to the U.S.
Participants will also learn how family-based immigration works and be briefed on the current status of immigration reform, and the action that they should and should not take in preparation for the time when immigration reform is enacted.
The session will be conducted by Carmen Goiricelaya, IICONN’s senior Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited Immigration Specialist.
Marie Dallas, Director of Operations at IICONN, urged anyone with an immigration problem or question to attend. “Many people offer help with immigration services. Unfortunately, not all are authorized to do so and often times they take money for services they are unable to provide. IIConn is a BIA accredited agency whose role is to provide immigrants in Connecticut up-to-date information and superior legal assistance to meet their needs at a moderate cost. During an initial consultation, IIConn staff will determine if you have a case, and will guide you on the best course to take.”
For more information contact Lisa Cooper at 203 451-4667 or via email atLCooper@neoncaa.org
IICONN recently moved its operations to NEON’s offices located at 34 Woodland Ave. in Stamford’s South End neighborhood. The agency may soon establish a new office at NEON’s Ben Franklin Center in Norwalk.
The International Institute of Connecticut (IICONN ), founded in 1918, is a statewide nonprofit human service agency that addresses the need to provide new immigrants and refugees in Connecticut with services to help them become self-sufficient, integrated and contributing members of the community. IICONN also provides special services to victims of serious crimes, such as human trafficking, torture, and domestic violence. In addition to the Stamford Office IICONN has locations in Bridgeport and Hartford, and also maintains outreach operations throughout the state of Connecticut.
NEON serves vulnerable families in lower Fairfield County and operates numerous services and programs in the areas of early childhood development; adult and youth employment and training; energy assistance; neighborhood community centers; wealth and asset development; after-school activities; family services; community corrections and substance abuse residential services.
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