What's New at IIBA
IIBA selected as USCIS Citizenship Grant recipient
San Francisco – The International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) has been selected to receive a $250,000 two-year grant from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to promote immigrant civic integration and prepare permanent residents for citizenship. Nationally, only 40 non-profit agencies received grants.
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IIBA Opens Napa Office
IIBA is proud to offer Citizenship Legal Services to people residing in or around Napa County.Staff Attorney and Program Director Madeline Feldon provides low cost legal assistance in Spanish and English.
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Oath Ceremony Hosted by IIBA in Redwood City
IIBA was proud to host an Oath Ceremony at our Redwood City office. We are impressed by the dedication and fortitude of these people who sought and gained citizenship, and look forward to celebrating with them. You can read more in the RedwoodCityPatch. Check out our Oath Ceremony video.
Interview focused on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival
DACA on KTVU's Bay Area People. (To skip to the piece on immigration, fast forward through the first interview.)
Hope and questions about DACA drive youth to attend IIBA workshops in great numbers
Approximately 600 people attended IIBA's DACA workshop at the New Parish Church in Oakley, patiently standing to learn more about the options available to young people who arrived in the U.S. as children. Community volunteers screened 320 youth for eligibility, and performed about 100 legal consultations. Even more young people were referred to IIBA for complex cases.
Five hundred immigrants and their families educated themselves about DACA, at the St Anthony Catholic Church in Menlo Park. Three hundred and seventy young people consulted with volunteer attorneys at the presentation organized by Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Catholic Charities CYO, and IIBA.