Download the Immigo App Today!

Immigo is a first-of-its-kind mobile app that provides immigrants and case workers alike with easy access to official government forms, the most up-to-date federal and local news, and information about immigration laws, policies and events, as well as community polling.

Can Technology Reach the Disconnected? Innovative Mobile App Helps NCLR Serve Latino Immigrants

As the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, our mission at NCLR is to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

With over 55 million Hispanic Americans, it is a daunting task to effectively reach those who need our assistance the most, even with our network of 300 affiliated community-based organizations where thousands of dedicated staff and volunteers work every day.

In the face of this challenge, we agree with the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. That is why NCLR decided to take the incremental but important step of reaching out to and connecting with one recent Hispanic immigrant at a time, to understand challenges in integrating into American society.

To assist our team with this large-scale outreach, we decided to leverage the power of the latest technology to arm those working in the field with the resources they need.

With support from Verizon, we launched an innovative new tool called “Immigo” at the recent NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo.

Immigo is a first-of-its-kind mobile app that provides immigrants and case workers alike with easy access to official government forms, the most up-to-date federal and local news, and information about immigration laws, policies and events, as well as community polling.

In addition, the app includes a “Find Legal Help” feature that allows users to input their location to guide them toward a variety of locally available private and public service providers as well as to qualified bilingual immigration attorneys located nearest to them.

By making this app available for free on Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, this handy resource allows the staff and volunteers at hundreds of NCLR Affiliates across the nation to be ready at all times to assist anyone they come into contact with.

Many recent studies have confirmed what we already know: Hispanic Americans rely on their phones and mobile devices for daily needs at a much higher percentage than the general population at large. That is why Immigo makes so much sense to serve our disconnected community members whose primary point of contact is mobile.

And, with nationally respected names like NCLR and Verizon backing up this service, Immigo stands out as a trusted source for some vulnerable Hispanic Americans who may be targeted by others for immigration-related fraud and abuse.

Based on feedback from users and from the field, we are confident that Immigo is making a difference for Hispanic Americans in need, and we look forward to welcoming these disconnected members of our community into mainstream American society.

DACA Resources to Help You Navigate the Application Process

Photo: Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Photo: Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

In recognition of the second anniversary of DACA, we’ve been sharing with you stories about DACA recipients and how they have benefited. Today, we’re sharing a list of some of the most important resources out there for those who already have DACA status or for those who are interested in finding out more.

Immigo: One of the newest apps to hit the market is “Immigo.” It’s an app designed to give anyone helping immigrants, the most up-to-date information about changing immigration laws and policies. It is also equipped with an easy-to-use location feature to find legal assistance on immigration-related issues. The brand new app was developed with Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) and was launched at our 2014 Annual Conference last month, with the generous support of Verizon. Immigo works with iphone and Android devices and can be downloaded from Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

Pocket DACA: Launched just last year, Pocket DACA is an excellent resource for anyone looking to start the DACA process. The app, also available in iTunes and Google Play stores, allows DACA applicants to perform a self-screening so they’ll better understand their eligibility. It also includes directory of immigration legal service providers in all 50 states.

WeOwnTheDream.org: The website for the “Own the DREAM” coalition is a treasure trove of information for all things DACA. The goal of the coalition, and the site, is “…To help aspiring Americans brought to this country as children take advantage of the opportunity to apply for DACA and work permits.” WeOwnTheDREAM.org includes an extensive list of resources for applicants. It also provides news on special events, information for connecting with other DREAMers and a toll-free hotline to connect with a live person. Anyone interested in DACA would do well to make a stop by “Own the DREAM” site today.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) DACA Toolkit: USCIS has just issued its own new DACA toolkit. Similar to WeOwnTheDREAM.org, the USCIS toolkit is the federal government’s effort to offer information on how to navigate the DACA process. It includes a handy FAQ section, informative flyers for navigating the application process and for avoiding scams. The USCIS toolkit has a great list of federal government resources related to DACA.

Check back here all week for our ongoing coverage related to DACA’s second anniversary.