We opened our doors in 2009 and more than 7,000 clients facing complex immigration issues have been helped at our Bridgehampton and Brentwood offices. Some of the work done included: Legal consultations, Deferred Action, NACARA, TPS, Family-Based Visa Petitions, and removal defense services.
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.
Beginning in 2010, in collaboration with state agencies and political leaders, we sponsored drives to increase citizenship awareness within the immigrant communities in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, 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.
Following the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in mid-August 2012, we have filed hundreds of applications. Most of them have been granted and work authorizations issued.
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. Topics are varied and may address issues such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, human trafficking. The primary aim is to generate a new culture of equality and respect. The Radio Program is aired every Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:00 on 98.5 FM .