We are disappointed by the US Supreme Court’s decision yesterday to let stand the ban on President Obama’s executive action that would have shielded as many as five million undocumented immigrants from deportation and allowed them to legally work in the United States.
KIAC will continue to serve our immigrant sisters and brothers and will work with the local, state, and national coalitions to bring about change to our unjust and destructive immigration syste.
Our former board member and Friend of KIAC, Mateo Santiago Antonio graduated from Olympic College today. You can learn about Mateo’s journey here.
Congratulations Mateo. Well done.
Good news for people applying for citizenship: the waiting time between when we file your application and your interview has fallen from 8 months to 4 months. This means you still have time to become a citizen and vote this year if you come to see us soon. Make an appointment.
KIAC Immigration Legal Services is dedicated to helping immigrants integrate into our community. Our Citizenship Program will help you apply to become a citizen. Our services are very low-cost or free. Click here to make an appointment.
In the West Puget Sound there is an invisible web of immigrants striving to become productive, contributing members of our community. They face bewildering challenges – from learning English to finding work, from accessing health care to finding educational opportunities and legal aid. The Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center (KIAC) is the only organization in the West Puget Sound dedicated to assisting immigrants from all nations in meeting these challenges. We are a 501(c)(3) founded in 2004. Since 2010 we have averaged over 1,100 visits annually by immigrants from 28 countries.
MAKE A GIFT
Monetary gifts to KIAC are crucial for the Center to continue to provide services and programs to families in need. Your gift can make a difference in the life of a parent or child in our community. The Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All gifts to KIAC are tax-deductible. To make a gift, click on the button below or contact our Treasurer, Ray Garrido, at his email address.
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Please consider making a monthly gift. By doing this you’ll greatly help us to continue to serve the aspiring Americans in our community. Just click on the Donate button, then check the Make This Recurring box.