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At the September 22 Pride Foundation Awards, ICS received the Advocates of Justice Award for our work with LGBTQ refugees and immigrants.  LGBTQ individuals often suffer traumatic experiences in their home countries, and additional discrimination when arriving in the U.S. Through years of expertise ICS delivers effective, trauma-informed legal services, bringing dignity and…(Read More)

Central Oregon Immigrant Families

ICS, in partnership with the Latino Community Association, works to provide affordable legal services to immigrants in Oregon and Southwest Washington, just like the Santos-Silva family. Your generous donations can strengthen our communities by helping hard working families like theirs access their rights, and flourish. In Pursuit of the American Dream It is a…(Read More)

Linda Freedman’s film for ICS, “Unaccompanied:  Alone in America” has been selected for screening by Women in Film Portland at the Whitsell Auditorium on Wednesday, September 5. Linda will talk about her film, and ICS staff members will be on hand to answer questions and talk about their work. Join us at Whitesell Auditorium…(Read More)

Children seek refuge in the United States for many reasons; to escape war, gangs, or violence, to flee abuse or to reunite with family. Others enter involuntarily as labor or sex trafficking victims. In recent years the number of unaccompanied immigrant children migrating to the United States has nearly tripled and they have no representation…(Read More)

Over the past several days, our office and others providing legal services to immigrants and refugees have been inundated with calls from the press and people wanting to help the immigrant children they have seen in the media. Although the plight of these children and their families has been thrust into the mainstream by the…(Read More)

The National Human Trafficking Hotline has added 24/7 SMS texting and online chat services in both English and Spanish The BeFree SMS number (233733) has been integrated into the National Hotline, 24 hours a day, seven days a week—in English and Spanish. Online chat is a completely new service and will be accessible…(Read More)

Portland: Free DACA renewal and consultations/ Jornada gratuita para renovar DACA February 3 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Free DACA Renewal and Consultations @ the Mexican Consulate of Portland Find out More Here: http://oregonimmigrationresource.org/event/portland-free-daca-renewal-and-consultations-jornada-gratuita-para-renovar-daca…(Read More)