Immigrant Advocates Response Collaborative (Immigrant ARC)

The Immigrant Advocates Response Collaborative (Immigrant ARC) is made up of over eighty non-profit organizations providing or supporting legal services to New York’s immigrant communities.

I-ARC Mission Statement

Network New York State

Share resources & best practices

Challenge anti-immigrant policies

Working Groups

The collaborative currently includes the following working groups: Advocacy Working Group, Upstate Working Group (for members working with the Buffalo DHS offices and immigration court), Law School Working Group, Resiliency Working Group. In addition, the collaborative will create ad-hoc working groups to respond to specific issues.

Steering Committee

The collaborative is led by a Steering Committee that was voted on by members and makes decisions on the work and direction of the collaborative, represent legal service providers at various meetings with elected officials, government agencies, and other partners, and assumes leadership in getting collaborative projects completed.  The Steering Committee is comprised of:

  • Albany Law School Immigration Clinic American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Association of Pro Bono Counsel
  • Central American Refugee Center
  • Immigrant Justice Corps.
  • Legal Services - NYC
  • New York Immigration Coalition
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (NY Chapter)
  • Catholic Charities Community Services
  • Immigrant Defense Project
  • The Legal Aid Society
  • Neighbors Link
  • University of Buffalo School of Law - Immigrant Clinic

COVID-19 Resources

Find resources for immigrant New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic here