Press Release

For Immediate Release October 10, 2019

Immigrant Integration Day
Bringing Communities Together

The Immigration and American Citizenship, (IACO) in partnership with the City of Passaic, invites all sectors of the community to the Immigrant Integration Day to be held on Saturday October 26, 2019 at Passaic City Hall. The event is free of charge and will be a day of action where elected officials, representatives from the public and private sectors, including government agencies, consular delegates, nonprofit organizations, businesses, professionals, and educators will provide information and guidance to the immigrant community to facilitate their integration and inclusion into society.

Participants will have the opportunity to have a free of charge, individualized and confidential consultation with attorneys from the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). Additionally, The New Jersey State Bar Association will conduct a separate seminar to promote and inspire the youth to pursue higher education.

Immigrants are an integral and fundamental part of New Jersey, comprising of more than 22% of the population. Nearly one in six U.S. citizens residing in New Jersey, have at least one immigrant parent. In recognition that every ethnicity has served to build and strengthen this great state and in thoughtful consideration that the integration of newcomers will enable us to create a path leading to more secure and vital communities, we encourage all of you to join us and be part of the integration process.

IACO, a non-profit organization, opened its doors in 1999 and has represented thousands of immigrants in their adjustment of status in the United States. IACO’s mission is to orient and assist immigrants in their process of adjustment, integration and development in this multicultural society.  IACO is recognized by the Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP) from the United States Department of Justice to represent low-income families before the Immigration and Naturalization Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Please join us on October 26, 2019, as IACO celebrates the 10th anniversary of its first Immigrant Integration Day that took place in October 2009. For more information, please contact Arely Hernandez, MHS at

The event is possible thanks to our sponsors:

  • City of Passaic – Mayor Hector C. Lora
  • CHPRD – Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development
  • The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA)
  • Nordson Foundation
  • ShopRite – Cuellar Family Markets
  • Garden State Honda
  • Delgado’s General Contractor, LLC
  • Cube-Print Sales and Marketing Consulting
  • El Asadero Mexican Grill Restaurant
  • Gary’s Kids
  • I. Soliman, M.D. – ImmediHealth and Wellness Center
  • Horacio Ray Carrera – AMS Mortgage Services, Inc
  • ASun Star
  • YMCA of Paterson
  • Latino Action Network Foundation

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