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Immigration advocates network

Immigration Advocates Network

The Immigration Advocates Network is the country’s largest network of nonprofit and pro bono legal advocates working on behalf of immigrants’ rights.

Founded: 1999 by Rodrigo Camarena (Executive Director)

Immigration Advocates Network
  • Program Area

    Health & Healthcare, Education, Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    New York , New York, United States
  • Product Platforms

  • Budget

    $500,000 to $1,000,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Racial or Ethnicity Minority

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is a collaborative effort of leading immigrants' rights organizations designed to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them. IAN promotes more effective and efficient communication, collaboration, and services among immigration advocates and organizations by providing free, easily accessible and comprehensive online resources and tools. IANs projects are as follows:  

  • The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) Nonprofit Resource Center provides free web-based tools and resources for nonprofit immigration advocates, organizers and service providers.
  • The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) Pro Bono Resource Center provides free online tools and resources for pro bono attorneys representing low-income immigrants.
  • Citizenshipworks provides easy-to-use online tools to help low and moderate-income individuals answer important questions about their eligibility for naturalization, find free or low-cost legal help with their naturalization application, better understand the naturalization process, and to prepare for the naturalization tests.
  • is a searchable online directory of over 950 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states.
  • Own the DREAM is a national campaign to help immigrants brought to this country as children take advantage of the opportunity to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and work permits.

Funders and Awards

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Citi Community Development, Ford Foundation, Hagedorn Foundation, J.M. Kaplan Fund, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Public Welfare Foundation, The Grove Foundation. CitizenshipWorks Wins Webby Award for Best Law Site (2012), IAN Finalists for Webby Award for Best Law Site (2011), IAN Named Quarterfinalist for Nonprofit Collaboration Prize (2011), IAN Finalists for Webby Award for Best Law Site (2010), IAN Finalists for Webby Award for Best Law Site (2009)