Serving and Empowering New Americans Since 1918


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


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

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

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We help victims of human trafficking and survivors of torture.

Changing Lives

“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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Refugee Resettlement Facts


Denying refugees safety and freedom in the U.S. goes against our American principles. Since 1918, IICONN’s commitment to refugees has not wavered and no recent executive orders will stop us from welcoming people seeking a safe place to call home. We also oppose any action to restrict or bar the entrance of law-abiding immigrants seeking to come to the U.S. Stand up for the values we share by taking action today!

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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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Congratulations to 21 newly armed lawyers and legal staff from across the state who completed IICONN's 40 Hour Immigration Law Training! They now have the tools to:

- Screen for potential immigration relief
- Support immigrants applying for immigration benefits and appearing at Immigration Court
- Inform colleagues and their communities about the current immigration laws and the need for comprehensive immigration reform

We are proud to have 21 new immigrant rights advocates out there!
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Every day, we at IICONN have the privilege of working alongside Carmen Maria Goiricelaya, who was recently honored at the 20th Annual Connecticut Immigrants Day ceremony on May 2nd.

Carmen has dedicated her life's work to defending and empowering immigrants and refugees in Connecticut and has provided unwavering support during her 12 years at IICONN.

Well deserved, Carmen! Muchas felicidades.

Congratulations also to Dreamact Ct and the beloved Jody Putnam for their tireless advocacy and support of immigrants and refugees in Connecticut.

Enjoy some photos from the event!
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