Jessica Diaz, taskforce chair of WISDOM's immigration taskforce became a citizen and voted in her first election.
Immigrant community members volunteer at a local grocery store during the election to increase voting efforts.
The Racine Immigrant Support Initiative is a collaborative effort of the Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) Immigration Task Force, Racine League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 339, Emaus ELCA and other organizations and churches. Funds will be collected and held specifically by RIC for the purpose of supporting immigrant families.
Racine Interfaith Coalition is excited to announce the launch of their Immigration Legal Services Initiative with an open house at the RIC office, 2302A DeKoven Avenue on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 6 pm. Hours of diligent work and planning have gone into this project over the course of more than two years.
This project will be led by Stephanie Mitchell, Professor at Carthage College, who received her accreditation from the Department of Justice after undergoing many hours of training. Other members that will support the project include Amanda Ali, Tim Hall, Gigi Oliver, Halla Swindle, Hudson Cavanagh, Jennifer Rose, Kimberly Mahoney, Asia Koblanska, Linda Boyle, Ri’ Witer, and Tamerin Hayward. The goal of this legal service initiative is to promote the dignity of immigrants by providing them with affordable legal expertise.
The services provided will include assisting immigrants with Citizenship (N-400 Applications), Work Authorization (I-765, I-765W Applications), Medical Waivers (N-648 Applications), Renew/Replace Green Cards (1-90 Applications), DACA Renewals and Advance Parole for Travel (1-812D, I-131 Applications). These services will be provided on a sliding scale basis and services will be available in Spanish. The office will be open the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 am - 1 pm with 30 minute slots available for consultations. Initial consultations are free of charge. Limited appointments are available, which will be booked on a first-come-first served basis.
Community members interested in learning more about these services or booking a consultation can call the RIC office at 262-635-9532, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bit.ly/clinicintakeform. If you are interested in supporting this initiative monetarily, you can visit bit.ly/immigrationlegalservices.
Please consider a donation to help our Immigrant Support Initiative. Because the funds are being collected and distributed by the Racine Interfaith Coalition, a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization, your donation will be eligible for a tax deduction to the extent allowable by law.