Spectrum News 1: “Despite immigration backlog reductions, asylum seekers still waiting to have cases heard”

(Above: Edita Ghushchyan, IILA's Managing Attorney for the Immigration Legal Services Division/ILSD. Photo courtesy of Spectrum News 1 SoCal.) April 25, 2024 Spectrum News 1's Zarina Khairzada sat down with IILA Managing Attorney Edita Ghushchyan to discuss the current state of wait times for asylum seekers and the causes of delays. View the full story here: "Despite immigration [...]

Spectrum News 1: “Despite immigration backlog reductions, asylum seekers still waiting to have cases heard”2024-05-14T17:50:27+00:00

Two Years Since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, IILA Calls for Continued Support of Ukrainian Refugees through Education & Advocacy

Two years ago, the world watched in horror as tensions between Russia and Ukraine erupted into a full-blown conflict, marking the beginning of a dark chapter in the region's history.  The international community has rallied behind Ukraine, providing humanitarian aid, diplomatic support, and solidarity in the face of aggression. Yet, despite these efforts, the war rages on and the [...]

Two Years Since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, IILA Calls for Continued Support of Ukrainian Refugees through Education & Advocacy2024-02-24T01:04:24+00:00

Fed Chair discusses immigration’s role in economic recovery on “60 Minutes”

In a recent interview with 60 Minutes,Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell explained the positive impact of immigration on the nation's economic recovery in 2023. Hear his comments in the video above.    

Fed Chair discusses immigration’s role in economic recovery on “60 Minutes”2024-03-18T22:26:31+00:00

“Andy Lippman: Nonprofit International Institute of Los Angeles Keeps Doors Open for Refugees”

Above: IILA President & CEO Cambria Tortorelli February 20, 2024   Local journalist Andy Lippman recently sat down with IILA President & CEO Cambria Tortorelli to discuss the current refugee resettlement and immigration landscape.   "A drumbeat of controversy surrounds the discussion of immigration at America’s southern border, " he writes.   "It’s drowned out a discussion of [...]

“Andy Lippman: Nonprofit International Institute of Los Angeles Keeps Doors Open for Refugees”2024-02-20T23:33:31+00:00

IILA supports “Amal’s wish”

International Institute of Los Angeles supports the important event "Amal's wish" IILA invites all employees, partners, volunteers and clients to participate in the fantastic event "Amal's wish".  The organizers say: "Little Amal is the 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee child at the heart of The Walk. She has become a global symbol of human rights, especially [...]

IILA supports “Amal’s wish”2024-02-24T00:04:51+00:00

Strengthening the health of Ukrainians: new IILA project will help new arrivals understand the medical system and take care of their health

Strengthening the health of Ukrainians: the new IILA project will help new arrivals understand the medical system and take care of their health  (українська версія - нижче) The International Institute of Los Angeles has started a new program for Ukrainians that will help them understand the medical system in the USA and get the necessary medical services. Ukrainian [...]

Strengthening the health of Ukrainians: new IILA project will help new arrivals understand the medical system and take care of their health2024-02-24T00:05:43+00:00

Free and Affordable Childcare in Los Angeles County

Free and Affordable Childcare in Los Angeles County A great many families in LA need childcare assistance. Childcare is expensive but you may be eligible for subsidized childcare which is low cost or free if your answer is yes to the questions below: Do you need help paying for childcare or preschool? Do you need childcare before or [...]

Free and Affordable Childcare in Los Angeles County2023-10-16T20:03:41+00:00

Refugees, immigrants and low-income residents in Los Angeles County can receive free travel on public transport: how to apply

Refugees, immigrants and low-income residents in Los Angeles County can receive free or subsidized travel on public transport: how to apply IILA specialists help low-income residents in Los Angeles County obtain free public transportation through the METRO LIFE program. The Metro LIFE Program offers discounts on transit passes or free rides on LA Metro and several other transit [...]

Refugees, immigrants and low-income residents in Los Angeles County can receive free travel on public transport: how to apply2023-10-09T20:52:31+00:00

Do you want to start your own business in Southern California? IILA’s partners offer two programs to help refugees start businesses.

Refugees can start their own business in the US and get help doing it. IILA’s partners offer professional advice and opportunities to find funding and establish a new business. Often, refugees decide that they would like to start their own business. After studying the American market, needs, different niches, and the labor market, they up with a business [...]

Do you want to start your own business in Southern California? IILA’s partners offer two programs to help refugees start businesses.2023-10-09T20:53:49+00:00

Ukrainian refugees arriving in Los Angeles need support, and IILA is here to help! 

Every day, IILA receives requests from newly arrived Ukrainians asking for help. Most of these applications are processed by the Preferred Communities Ukrainian team. This program provides one-time financial assistance and basic case management. "There were days when I received 30-40 letters from Ukrainians every day. We really want to help everyone as soon as possible, but each [...]

Ukrainian refugees arriving in Los Angeles need support, and IILA is here to help! 2023-11-20T20:58:15+00:00
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