AIS opened in August 2008 as an initiative of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a Roman Catholic congregation of religious women, who themselves had arrived in New Haven in 1906 as Italian immigrants, initially working with Italian immigrant families. One hundred years later, they committed once more to serving immigrant communities in and around New Haven.
From the beginning, AIS has offered legal and educational services. So that its focus might reflect client demand, our staff attorney initially represented clients in a variety of civil legal issues, such as landlord-tenant disputes, small claims cases and Worker's Compensation. However within six months, it was obvious that the greatest gap in civil legal services for low-income persons was in the area of immigration. Since fall 2009, AIS has focused its legal work on family-based immigration and citizenship cases. Over time, AIS has also represented clients in Immigration Court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and has continued to broaden the scope of its services to include humanitarian-based cases, immigration relief for victims of domestic violence and other crimes, and applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, through which young immigrants without legal status obtain work authorization and concomitant opportunities for education and employment.
1. Volunteers to provide part-time bilingual receptionist/office support service
2. 5 - 10 additional volunteer tutors for Homework Assistance Program
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