Serving and Empowering New Americans Since 1918

Refugees

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Each year, about 100 refugees come to Connecticut to begin new lives.

Immigration

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Over 3,000 lives are changed thanks to IICONN's immigration services.

Language Services

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Businesses, schools and individuals use our translation & interpretation services.

Survivor Programs

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We help victims of human trafficking and survivors of torture.

Changing Lives

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“If I return to my country, they will kill or arrest me. The United States saved my life.”

Eritrea was a very dangerous place for Alexander. At his family’s urging, he fled to Sudan...

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From Our Blog

Modern day slavery – or human trafficking – exists in Connecticut. Victims of human trafficking live in our communities, in our state’s sleepy rural towns and in the corners of our cities. ...

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Press Releases

At a time when immigration policy is dominating the headlines, Rep. Jim Himes will hold a roundtable discussion at IICONN’s Bridgeport headquarters to discuss strategies for improving the processing of refugees and assis ...

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Look me in the eyes, we are alike | A powerful video from Amnesty International, based on a theory that four minutes of uninterrupted eye contact increases intimacy. Amnesty International Poland and Polish ad agency DDB&Tribal applied the theory, developed by psychologist Arthur Aron in 1997, to the refugee crisis, sitting refugees from Syria and Somalia opposite people from Belgium, Italy, Germany, Poland and the UK, with overwhelmingly positive results. Amnesty International UK #lookbeyondborders ... See MoreSee Less

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