We have served more than 7,000 clients facing a variety of complex immigration issues in Bridgehampton and Brentwood. Some of the work done included: Legal consultations, Deferred Action, NACARA, TPS, Family-Based Visa Petitions, and removal defense services, among others.
STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ABUSE
AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING!!!
In September 2011 ILSOLI received a grant from the Unitarian Universalist Fund to begin our violence against women program. Through this grant free legal services are provided to countless persons traumatized by violence and living in fear of immigration reprisals. Ultimately, some self-petition while others pursue adjustment through U and T visas.
Between 2010 to 2012, in collaboration with State agencies and political leaders, we sponsored drives to increase citizenship awareness among the immigrant communities in both Nassau and Suffolk County titled "I want to be a Citizen." Over 100 participants per event completed naturalization forms at no cost to them. Outreach activities inform, educate and motivate legal permanent residents to apply for U.S. citizenship. Citizenship strengthens their ties to their communities. Moreover, they become full participants in the American political process.
Since the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (DACA) in mid-August, we have filed hundreds of applications, which have been accepted for consideration. Most of them have already been granted and received work authorization.
Our Managing Attorney (Carlos Piovanetti) and our ILSOLI Director (Ana Carolina Paniagua) host a Spanish-language radio program, which discusses immigration issues and keep Long Island's Hispanic Community aware of their rights. They also raise awareness about domestic violence, sexual abuse, human trafficking issues, and try to generate a new culture of equality and respect. The Radio Program is aired every Saturday .
The Board of Directors and all employees of Immigration Legal Services of LI, express their heartfelt sorrow to the People of Venezuela in its loss of President Hugo Chavez, a true friend of the poor and marginalized.
President Hugo Chavez