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Immigration Navigator Statement of Principles

See below for NYIC Immigration Navigator Statement of Principles. Participants at Immigration Navigator trainings are expected to sign this statement at the training that they attend and adhere to its principles thereafter.  


This training on this ___ day of ________, 2017 is hosted in partnership with [name of organizational partner] in [location].

The intent behind the Immigration Navigation Educational Model is the build-up of the organizational capacity of NYIC’s members and other organizational partners to elevate the capacity of the entire field for policy advocacy, community organizing and mobilization, and service of larger and more diverse immigrant communities. Thus host partners and individual participants in these trainings are expected to honor the following Statement of Principles.

Statement of Principles

  • Outreach and Education: Engage in coordinated regional outreach programs designed to increase awareness and provide relevant populations with information regarding changes in immigration laws and policies;
  • Open-source: Promote information and resource-sharing among NYIC and its members pertaining to education, training, outreach, data collection, and analyses related to legislative and executive actions;
  • Best Practices: Coordinate with NYIC and its members to develop, implement, and use innovative and efficient legal and social service models that promote best practices;
  • Tracking and Evaluation: Coordinate with NYIC and respond promptly to NYIC’s reasonable request for data collection, including the provision of anonymous and aggregate case information and numbers of community members who have been helped by participants of the Immigration Navigator trainings, webinars, and follow-up information shared.
  • Technological Effectiveness: Coordinate with NYIC and its members to develop, share, implement, and use technological tools to expand the reach and effectiveness of immigrant services;
  • Training: Help create, implement and use training and educational programs for service providers regarding immigration law and policy;
  • Capacity-building: Commit to receive trainings and work towards building the capacity of member organizations in order to serve larger and more diverse immigrant communities; respond to reasonable requests from NYIC and its members for volunteering, partnership, and coordination.
  • Excellence: Provide a consistent and high level of services to the immigrant populations they serve;
  • Anti-fraud: Work to minimize incidences of immigration fraud and unauthorized practice of immigration law;
  • Responsibility: Agree to utilize NYIC tools and resources in a responsible fashion.

Name (please print): ______________

Organizational Affliation (if any): ______________                        

Signed: ______________     

Date: ______________                                         



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