The History of the Immigrant Services Network of Austin
In 2003, the Immigrant Services Network of Austin (ISNA) convened as a network of immigration advocates and service providers to share information and updates on important immigration matters in Austin. In 2006-2007, group members participated in the Travis County Immigrant Assessment process. Since July 2007, ISNA has taken a lead role as a planning and action body to address immigrant issues in the Austin/Travis County area.
We are a working group of diverse community stakeholders and immigrant service providers operating together to coordinate efforts, increase public awareness and inform policy to better serve the immigrant community.
ISNA promotes the success and well being of immigrants to secure the long-term prosperity of the entire community.
We share information with each other, and educate/outreach to the community at large.
We come together in order to have a stronger, broader voice on immigrant issues.
We maintain ISNA as a neutral, non-political arena where stakeholders can convene in order to work towards local solutions.
We engage and remain in dialogue with partners from all issue areas and sectors.
We support one another in our respective work to care for the immigrant community.
We respect the dignity and humanity of all immigrants, regardless of status.