Family Based Legal Services
Arkansas United has partnered with Catholic Charities Immigration Services and Communities Unlimited to offer year-round legal services and loans for immigrant naturalization and deferred action. We also offer informational presentations on: evidence gathering, legal workshops, weekly clinics, and application follow up.
AU is currently exploring opportunities to expand our legal services into other family-based immigration areas including, but not limited to: special immigrant juvenile status, TPS, U visa, VAWA, and other relief via www.immi.org.
Arkansas United currently exploring options with Education Now to provide GED preparation in Spanish as Arkansas is an English only state the exam. We are also partnering with University of Arkansas professors to develop an English acquisition through the Arts program that our centers will provide. We also work to provide early education initiatives to engage immigrant families with children in K-12.
Immigration Resource Centers
At the heart of Arkansas United’s work are our Immigration Resource Centers. Initiated in 2015, there are currently two IRCs located in Springdale and Little Rock. Additionally, rural areas will be served via mobile IRCs to better serve our ever growing member committees and partners. These IRCs are the best way to connect our members to the services we offer.
Arkansas United also provides a Virtual Immigrant resource center via the AU app. The app provides member committees and partners with virtual services including bilingual legal forms and know your rights materials.This app is intended to advertise and promote the services that immigrants need.
As our name implies, Arkansas United aims to bring together all the communities in Arkansas, and to help promote and provide services to the immigrants in those communities. We are working with several organizations to encourage immigrant outreach and offering bilingual services.
Area’s we are working towards providing services in are: Housing, Medical, Domestic Violence Assistance, Workforce Development, Business Networking and Scholarship and Higher Education opportunities for undocumented students.