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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Refugee Resettlement Facts

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ACT NOW!

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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!

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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In just under a month, on March 9, 2017, we will call on you to support IICONN for Fairfield County's Community Foundation Annual Giving Day.

Fairfield County’s Giving Day is a 24-hour online giving marathon that provides support for more than 400 nonprofits, including IICONN. The goal? To raise as much money in one day as possible. Last year, with your help, IICONN raised over $15,000!

This year, more than ever before, we need your support. Over the past weeks, we have been speaking with immigrant and refugee clients, spending time with them as they reflect on their past, and look forwards towards a future in Connecticut. We are hearing stories of tragedy, of sadness, of a desire for a safer, better life.
We are hearing tales of cities and homes now destroyed, of families left behind. And as we speak about their futures, we are being told words of hope, of freedom, of optimism, but also of longing for what once was, and of fear for what might be. These words have touched us, perhaps at this moment more than ever before, because this year, their futures, and the futures of millions more to come, are at stake.

We cannot wait to share these stories with you. Please mark your calendar for March 9, 2017 as a day to give to support the future of thousands of IICONN clients.

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POSTPONED: Due to the weather, the Rally for Unity & Resilience is postponed. New date and location will be announced asap. Thank you to all our speakers, sponsors and supporters! ... See MoreSee Less

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JOIN US! On Sunday, February 12, at 3pm IICONN will gather with refugee and immigrant advocates to rally for UNITY and RESILIENCE. The incredible group of speakers includes: Senator Blumenthal, Rev. Cass Shaw, Imam Nasif Muhammed, Rabbi Evan Schultz, Rev. Anthony Bennett, Daniel Trust, Liz Torres, and Akhbar Radjab. SEE YOU THERE! ... See MoreSee Less

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