Immigrant Voices

We hope you enjoy getting to know some of the incredible people who are at the heart of IIBA’s work.

Video: IIBA’s Impact In Napa County

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…

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IIBA Napa Client: Jorge

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,…

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IIBA Client: Jose

With DACA, he could apply for the private loans he needed to finally put himself through Dental School. Jose, who graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology, had always dreamed of giving back to his hometown of Napa as a dentist.

“I want to give back to families that don’t have access…

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IIBA Client: Jorge

When President Obama announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in 2012, over 700,000 young people who had been brought to the United States as children could finally realize their dreams. DACA provided work authorization and protection from deportation, fundamentally changing the lives of these youth, including Jorge.

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IIBA Clients: Maria and Roberto

In 2014, Maria and Roberto finally arrived in the Bay Area to live with family after waiting sixteen years in El Salvador for their green cards to be approved. Maria and Roberto, who have been married for 41 years, came to the United States for safety and opportunity.

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IIBA Clients: Jaime and Yolanda

In the late 1980s, Jamie fled El Salvador during the country’s devastating civil war, seeking safety in the United States. Around the same time, Yolanda came to the U.S. from Mexico. They first met in an English as a Second Language (ESL) class here in the Bay Area, nearly 30 years ago. They fell in…

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