BUSINESS & COMMUNITY SERVICES

The IAC’s accreditation by the Board of Immigration Appeals, the country’s highest administrative body for interpreting and applying immigration laws, means that we are designated by the U. S. Department of Justice as an authorized immigration representative under Federal regulations at 8 C.F.R. § 1292.1(a)(4). As a result, the IAC is the go-to resource for helping business and community organizations stay current and compliant on complex and rapidly-changing immigration policy.  

Our business and community services include:

immigration policy updates

The IAC provides up-to-the-minute updates to “Business Members” on immigration policy changes.  These updates include what these changes mean for the companies and their immigrant employees, and what they need to do to keep everyone calm, legal, and working efficiently.

HARASSMENT Training

The IAC conducts bi-annual harassment training sessions for businesses in a variety of industries.  The IAC trainers deliver the training sessions in four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Creole), and they impart the information with cultural sensitivity so that everyone fully understands the harassment laws, and the nuances of the laws.

translation services

For companies that employ immigrants where English may not be their first language, it’s important that all safety policies, company literature, and other company communication is understood by everyone.  The IAC translates digital and printed company literature into four languages, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Creole.

“Now more than ever we – and many of our associates – rely on the Immigrants’ Assistance Center and the expertise of Helena DaSilva Hughes to help us navigate the changing landscape of immigration, especially with regard to work status issues.”

Anne BroholmCEO, AHEAD USA

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

We have made the difficult decision to postpone our April 16 Spring Fundraiser, and temporarily suspend in-person services during the Massachusetts state of emergency. Please read our full article on available phone and emergency services, as well as how you can help.

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Immigrants’ Assistance Center is moving to larger and more efficient space

Immigrants’ Assistance Center is moving to larger and more efficient space

NEW BEDFORD – The Immigrants’ Assistance Center will soon be moving to a larger and more efficient space to help its continued growth, announced its executive director at the center’s summer fundraiser held Aug. 8 at the Museum of Madeiran Heritage in New Bedford…

By Lurdes C. da Silva / O Jornal / Posted Aug 16, 2019 at 3:26 PM online

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