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.
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.
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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