Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

Mission Statement

The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) enhances opportunities for immigrants and refugees through legal representation for low-income individuals, and through education and advocacy with diverse communities.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2020, ILCM provided legal services in 3,800 individual cases across programs. The outcome of each case affects, on average, three family members, bringing the total to 11,400. Forty-nine percent of clients identified as women and 47 percent of clients identified as men, while the remainder did not disclose a gender identity. Clients came from 107 different countries, with the largest portions coming from Mexico (35 percent), and Burma (13 percent). Other countries of origin included Somalia, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Niger. Fifty-four percent of clients identified as Latino/a, 19 percent as Black/African American, and 18 percent as Asian. The remainder identified as White or did not specify their racial/ethnic identity. Citizenship and DACA renewals were the two most common case types representing 27 percent of casework. ILCM is also one of the state’s most trusted providers of immigration law-related education. In 2020, ILCM staff and volunteers reached over 24,000 individuals through 43 individual educational presentations (both virtual and in-person). Due to the advent of COVID-19, ILCM switched to remote outreach in March, leaning on platforms such as Facebook Live events, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. From March to the end of the year, we conducted 15 such events, reaching over 23,000 people. Our Facebook Live events alone were viewed nearly 20,000 times. Topics included general information about ILCM’s services, information on policy changes and executive orders, and general information on immigration laws and procedures. Audience members included immigrants and refugees, advocates, community leaders and organizations, and the public.
Current Goals To fulfill our mission of supporting low-income immigrant and refugee communities, ILCM has three primary goals: -Remedy legal problems by providing quality immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees of all nationalities; addressing the primary barriers individuals and families face to achieving legal protections and leading stable lives; -Prevent legal problems by providing law-related education to immigrants and refugees of all nationalities, which alerts families and networks to available legal protections and rights; and -Raise public awareness of immigration issues to encourage public policy that is both compassionate and practical and protects the universal human rights of immigrants and refugees.
Community or Constituency Served The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) provides free legal services, education, and advocacy on behalf of immigrants and refugees across Minnesota. In 2020, ILCM provides services to nearly 3,800 individual cases involving clients from 107 different countries.
Geographic Area Served ILCM provides services to clients who reside in the state of Minnesota.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 01/16/2022

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450 North Syndicate Street Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 6516411011

General Information

Alternative Name: ILCM, Oficina Legal
EIN: 41-0909036
Principal Staff: Veena Iyer
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 31
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 4000
Ruling Year: 1967


Board Chair: Rodolfo Rodriguez
Number of Board Members: 13
Board Meetings with Quorum: 11
Average Member Attendance: 9.6

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