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Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice (Ottumwa Office)

  • Location:
    13133 Angle Road
    Ottumwa, IA 52501
  • Phone:
    (515) 255-9809
  • Fax:
    (515) 619-5779
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice is a non-profit organization that provides low-cost or free, 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), Housing referrals, 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. 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: 4
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 3

Additional Details

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

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Ann Naffier
(515) 255-9809
Executive Director:
Erica Johnson
Last contact date: November 16, 2017
Administrator comments: 12/12/14: tickler 4/4/16: tickler 10/28/16: AK harmonized services across all 6 11/16/17: tickler 06 Dec 2021: tickler 12 Jan 2022: updated from tickler responses
IAN Members? No
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