The Institute provides assistance with Immigration and Citizenship procedures to offer safety, security, and belonging to New Americans in our community.
Each year the Institute assists over 2,000 refugees, asylees, and immigrants with citizenship, lawful permanent residency, replacement of documents, and other immigration-related issues.
The Institute assists foreign-born trafficking survivors by providing direct, trauma-informed services to adults and children. The Institute also offers training and technical assistance to other agencies.
The Central American Minor Family Reunification process provides certain qualified children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States.
Children who are detained at the U.S./Mexico border with family or legal guardians in Minnesota are reunited with their families by the Institute.
The Institute’s Citizenship Class prepares students to become United States citizens.