For Isaac, growing up undocumented meant living in constant fear. With IIBA's legal and financial support, Isaac has been able to maintain his DACA status without paying exorbitant fees, giving him peace of mind to pursue better opportunities for his family.
Taking a leap of faith, Cinthya got married and moved to the United States. With IIBA’s support, she became a permanent resident in 2003. Two decades later, Cinthya again turned to IIBA for legal help to obtain citizenship, in hopes of giving back to her adopted community in Redwood City.
After surviving a tragic accident, Leska left Ukraine and found home and community in the Bay Area. She worked with IIBA’s Redwood City team to achieve her dream of becoming a U.S. citizen. Now, Leska hopes to coach and inspire others with the invaluable lessons from her own immigration journey.
Before they met in 2015, Eric and Patricia each had complicated relationships with the U.S. immigration system. After falling in love and getting married, the couple would again have to navigate the complex system to prove their love to immigration officials.
10 years of DACA. Join us in celebrating this milestone by reading about DACA's impact on some of IIBA's incredible clients.
Octavio, an IIBA DACA client and professional U.S. soccer player, started a local nonprofit to help disadvantaged youth in the East Bay.
Learn more about the impact IIBA, the largest nonprofit provider of immigration legal services in Northern California, makes in the lives of the immigrants we serve.
IIBA's photo series, "Heart of IIBA," is a celebration of our clients, staff, and volunteers.
IIBA opened our Napa office in 2013. Since then, 1,300 individuals have become citizens. In 2013, IIBA Napa was a staff of one. Today IIBA Napa is a staff of nine. Since 2013, 6,350 legal consultations have been provided to immigrants and their families, 102,000 individuals have been educated on their rights, and 620 students have enrolled in citizenship classes.
For thirty years, Jorge has been a member of the Napa Community, working in the wine industry as a field worker and tractor driver. He and his wife of 30 years met at church in St. Helena, where Jorge sang in the choir. He and his wife raised their four children in Napa. On Friday, January 27th, 2017, Jorge was threatened that his entire life would be ripped away from him.