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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Our Blog

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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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So many thanks to the wonderful community partners we work with. Newly arrived refugee families are continuously provided with furnished apartments filled with thoughtful & homey touches. We are very lucky. // Reposting from Norfield Congregational Church: "New home for Syrian Family! Norfield, in conjunction with Christ & Holy Trinity Church and Unitarian Church In Westport just put together --at lightning speed -- a new home for a Syrian family that arrives this evening. It is a family of four, two boys aged 3 and 4. No doubt there will be tears of joy when they arrive at their new home. Captain America will look over the boys in their new room." ... See MoreSee Less

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We love this video. Let's all strive to embody the openness, welcoming nature and wonderful spirit of this 6 year old boy. #refugeeswelcome ... See MoreSee Less

Alex is just six years old. He lives in Scarsdale, New York. Last month, like people around the world, he was moved by the heartbreaking images of Omran Daqneesh, a five-year-old boy in Aleppo, Syria,...

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