The Directory was developed by the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), a collaborative effort of leading immigrants’ rights organizations, and Pro Bono Net, a national nonprofit that works to increase access to justice through innovative uses of technology, and one of IAN’s founders. The directory was developed with support from the Four Freedoms Fund.
The Directory will initially be made available through the IAN website (http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/
“The National Immigration Legal Services Directory exemplifies IAN’s goal of using technology to overcome barriers and to improve coordination among immigration advocates and service providers,” said Matthew Burnett of the Immigration Advocates Network.
“The Directory is a valuable tool for overstretched legal and social services advocates, who can now easily access referral information for clients in need of immigration services,” said Maria Odom, Executive Director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC). “At a time of unprecedented need, anything that helps advocates work more efficiently and effectively is hugely beneficial.”
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About Immigration Advocates Network: Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is a collaborative effort of leading immigrants’ rights organizations designed to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them. IAN promotes more effective and efficient communication and collaboration among immigration advocates and organizations by providing free, easily accessible and comprehensive online resources and tools. IAN’s partners include the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, American Bar Association Commission on Immigration, American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association, ASISTA, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, National Immigration Law Center, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Pro Bono Net, and the Advocates for Human Rights. For more information, visit www.immigrationadvocates.org.