Immigration Advocates Network (IAN)
What We Do
IAN convenes webinars that bring together lawyers, advocates and community members.
Know Your Rights
IAN leverages technology to get tailored information and resources to thousands of immigrants.
IAN develops apps and digital platforms that bring information and resources to immigrants to increase access to justice.
IAN, a program of Pro Bono Net, is dedicated to harnessing the power of technology and collaboration to support immigrants and their allies. IAN was created in 2007 by leading immigrants’ rights organizations, to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them. IAN creates tools, builds platforms for others, and works with partners to leverage technology and collective action to better support immigrants and their advocates.
IAN is committed to developing immigrant legal tech that is secure, easy to use, and designed for scale. IAN co-creates their tools with immigrant rights organizations, centering the experiences of immigrants and their families into the design of platforms. Projects like Immi provide an interactive platform for bringing individually tailored know-your-rights information to users. Citizenshipworks is a platform which guides immigrants through the citizenship application. IAN provides continuing support for the tools it develops based on the experience and feedback of the people who use them. IAN also works with local organizations and advocates to hone their tools and platforms for specific communities. Iterated from Immi, Women Step Forward, was developed for the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) which focuses on the needs of immigrant women.
This website is a project of the Legal Empowerment and Immigration Network, a group convened by NYU School of Law’s Bernstein Institute for Human Rights and Global Justice Clinic. The website is part of a multi-year documentation initiative to make visible the powerful impacts of legal empowerment programs to advance the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants in the U.S.Interested in joining the network or want to find out more information? Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.