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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Quick Fact Friday:

According to Pew Research Center, nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide are now displaced from their homes, the highest share of the world’s population that has been forcibly displaced since the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees began collecting data on displaced persons in 1951.
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Education to fight for immigration:

- Many undocumented immigrants pay taxes using IRS provided Individual Tax Identification Numbers—allowing them to pay in while they still remain ineligible for most tax credits.

- Undocumented immigrants also support the Social Security Administration. Social Security said that unauthorized immigrant workers contributed $13 billion to SSA in 2010 (its most current estimate) and only got about $1 billion in benefits, this net positive effect is essentially subsidizing benefits paid to US citizens, particularly as aging Baby Boomers start to retire.

- While there is still a strong case for The Tooth Fairy, there is no such thing as an “Anchor Baby”. An undocumented woman does not receive citizenship or any legal status upon giving birth to her baby in the US. And if either undocumented parent of a U.S.-born child is caught in the United States, they typically face the very same risk of deportation as any other immigrant.

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