Our Publications

ISNA Briefs/Backgrounders

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ISNA New Directions (2013). This PDF gives an overview of ISNA and the services and resources it provides.

Sanctuary City Policy (2011). This PDF brief explains the meaning of “sanctuary city,” describes several bills filed by the 82nd Texas Legislature related to sanctuary city policies, and details area of concern identified by policy analysts and advocates related to increased involvement of local authorities with immigration enforcement.

Immigration Status and Public Benefits (2011). This PDF brief describes several bills filed by the 2011 session that address concerns about the use of public benefits by undocumented immigrants.

Service Capacity Survey Results (2011). This PDF presents a summary of results of the ISNA survey to asses the needs of the immigrant community and service providers in Austin. The survey was conducted online between December 2010 and February 2011.

ISNA Reports

Community profileA Community Profile: An Updated Demographic Profile of Immigrants in Travis County (2010). This is a brief PDF providing 2010 updates to some of the demographic information examined and analyzed in the Travis County Immigrant Assessment completed in 2006-2007. It was researched and written by staff at the Travis County Health and Human Services & Veterans Service Department in support of  ISNA.

DirectoryAustin Texas Immigrant Services Directory 2010 & Guide to Use the Directory. This PDF directory gives a comprehensive overview of organizations serving immigrants in the Austin area. It is designed for use by case managers, health care providers, and social service agencies to help individuals and families find the services  they need.

Safety planning toolkitFamily Safety Planning ToolkitFormulario de Planificación de Seguridad de Familia. This PDF toolkit, available in English and Spanish, was developed by ISNA to assist individuals and families with preparing to respond effectively in the event of a local worksite raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The goals of the toolkit are to educate immigrants about their rights, and to assist individuals and families with an emergency plan for their household.