Informative Community Presentation

 Description: This presentation is designed to be an educational resource for Iowa  immigration communities. The presentation is identical to the Interactive Community  Presentation, except the Screening Worksheet process and "examples" have been removed. Thus, this  presentation lasts approximately an hour to an hour and a half with questions.

 For the complete presentation, click here:  FileInformative Community Presentation.pptx.

 Goal: This presentation provides accurate information and requires only about an hour to  get through the entire presentation. It may be a more efficient option for some  communities 

For a more detailed description, click here: PDF iconHow to Plan an Immigration Relief Presentation.pdf.

Optional Materials

Questions: Participants always have questions about the material in the presentation. In our experience, answering questions one-by-one can add a half hour or even an hour to the presentation. We encourage organizations to provide participants with pieces of colored paper and the participants can anonymously write and submit their questions. We generally have a volunteer walk around with a basket collecting the questions. All questions are then answered at the very end of the presentation.

Iowa Courts Online Check: The presentation begins by talking about a very difficult topic: criminal history and ICE enforcement priorities. We have found that immigrant communities would rather be aware and prepared of any possible interactions with ICE. Following the presentation, we have volunteers at a table offer to perform a public Iowa Courts Online check to help determine whether a participant may be an enforcement priority. 

For a sample Iowa Courts Online Check Chart in English, click here: PDF iconIowa Courts Online Check.pdf.
For a sample Iowa Courts Online Check Chart in Spanish, click here: PDF iconTribunales de Iowa en la Red.pdf
For an Iowa Courts Online Key, click here: PDF iconIowa Courts Online Key.pdf.

Past Addresses Check: Many immigration programs require applicants to provide all past addresses for a specified time. We are still waiting on the DAPA and new DACA guidelines, but we anticipate applicants will have to provide all addresses since arriving in the U.S. 

For a sample Past Addresses Chart in English, click here:PDF iconPast Addresses Chart.pdf.
For a sample Past Addresses Chart in Spanish, click here: PDF iconDirecciones Anteriores .pdf.

Individual Consultations: After the presentation and the Iowa Courts Online check, you may want to consider providing individual consultations for participants with specific questions about their circumstances. In order to hold individual consultations, your organization will need at least one immigration attorney or BIA Representative. 

Brochure: Each participant should receive an informative brochure before leaving the presentation. Your organization can customize this brochure to include accurate contact information, 

For a sample Presentation Brochure in English, click here: PDF iconEnglish Presentation Brochure.pdf
For a sample Presentation Brochure in Spanish, click here: PDF iconSpanish Presentation Brochure.pdf.

For an editable version of the brochure, please email: ____________. 

Presentation Flyers: These are sample flyers that we put together for a presentation at the Center for Worker Justice in Johnson County, Iowa.

For a sample flyer in English, click here: PDF iconSample Flyer in English.pdf
For a sample flyer in Spanish, click here: PDF iconSample Flyer in Spanish.pdf
For a sample flyer in French, click here: PDF iconSample Flyer in French.pdf