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Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice (Des Moines Office)

  • Location:
    PO Box 41006
    Suite 101
    Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Phone:
    (515) 255-9809
  • Fax:
    (515) 619-5779
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice is a non-profit organization that provides free or low-cost, high quality legal services to low-income immigrants throughout the state of Iowa.

State served: Iowa

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Arabic, English, Spanish, Nuer, Dinka
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: The mailing address for this organization is: Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice, PO Box 41006, Des Moines, Iowa 50311. Monthly intake clinics are held at 3700 Cottage Grove Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311. This organization serves detained clients on a limited basis.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 3
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 3
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 3

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Asista, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Immigration Advocates Network, Justice for our Neighbors/United Methodist Committee on Relief, National Immigration Project

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Ann Naffier
(515) 255-9809
Executive Director:
Erica Johnson
Last contact date: July 31, 2018
Administrator comments: 11/19/12: tickler 2/27/14: tickler 12/22/14: tickler 10/28/16: phone 11/16/17: tickler Alt. Contact: Gary Walters: 31 Jul 2018: tickler 06 Dec 2021: tickler 12 Jan 2022: updated from tickler responses
IAN Members? No
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