Immigration Legal Services

Jody Mashek on the Gift of Family Reunification

Jody Mashek directs the Immigration Legal Services component of AFSC’s Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines.

In one particular case, this man from Eritrea had not seen his wife and children in nine years. And he was such a ‘Dad’ figure, you could tell how much it hurt him not to be around his family. He cried in my office a couple times – here was this man in his 50s.

Legal services work brings a family together

An Eritrean refugee in Iowa is reunited with his family, with help from AFSC.

Jody Mashek can tell you all about the headaches, heartaches and frustrating delays of U.S. immigration law.

She can also show you the joy on a father’s face when he’s finally reunited with his family.

Jody directs the legal services component of AFSC’s Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines. Each year the program assists several hundred immigrants and refugees from around the world.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: A Presentation by AFSC

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

This is a presentation about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), recent temporary immigration relief for immigrant youth. Presentation will cover eligibilities and documents needed.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) - What You Need to Know

AFSC Immigrant Rights Program provides legal services to eligible young people. If you are interested and think you qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), you will need to call our office number: 973-643-1924 to make an appointment. Prior to your appointment, you will need to fill out the Intake Form and collect all necessary documents listed under "DACA-What You Need to Know-Documents," both attached. You should check out our "DACA Document Check List" and collect as many documents as possible to bring to your appointment.

Jody Mashek with a client

Jody Mashek assists a client.

AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program assists over 1000 people from 50 different countries each year. Jody Mashek, shown above with a client, directs the legal services component of IVP.

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