IRNI guards the freedoms of Iowa immigrants by educating the community about their rights and responsibilities and by organizing communities to address civil rights / liberties abuses.
Civic Participation and Immigrant Integration
IRNI has worked hard to insure Iowa is a welcoming state, with policies and practices that do not disadvantage immigrants; newest Iowans and promote the integration and participation of immigrants.
Building the Voice of the Immigrant Community
IRNI works with immigrants and refugees to help them move through the citizenship process and support policies that streamline the naturalization process.
Build Public Support
The IRNI advocates for public policies that reunite families, recognize the importance of immigration to our economy and our communities; encourage newcomers to become new Americans and promote equal protection under the law.
Start or Grow Your Business
IRNI help low income entrepreneurs to start their own business, nurture new businesses in a safe environment and give them technical assistance and resources to succeed on their own.
The Final Step
Today’s immigrants express and demonstrate a desire to take the final step towards becoming part of our nation by obtaining U.S. Citizenship. In pursuing citizenship, these immigrants learn English and U.S. history; show their good moral character, and demonstrate their attachment to our country.