Immigration Institute of the Bay Area

Immigration Institute of the Bay Area

What We Do:

IIBA is the largest non profit provider of high-quality, low-cost immigration legal services in Northern California. In 2013, the Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) invited IIBA to open an office and lead an initiative to provide legal assistance to residents eligible for citizenship. We have since celebrated more than 1,500 new citizens.

In 2013, IIBA Napa had a staff of one; today, Madeline leads a legal team of eight. Over the past seven years, IIBA Napa has filed 4,240 applications on behalf of Napa residents. The impact of having access to reputable legal services is life-changing. In the words of IIBA client Yoseline:   “Without IIBA, none of this would have been possible. It’s because of IIBA that I was able to attend university. It’s because of IIBA that I was able to get the job.” Last year our North Bay Regional Director Madeline Hernandez, Esq (nee Feldon) received the CanDo Spirit Award.

Other Ways to Help:

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Remote administrative assistance (i.e., high school student)
  • Pro bono workshop support
  • College internship
  • Paralegal support

Business Partners:

  Turley Wine Cellars and Libby Shafer will match 1:1 all contributions up to $30,000 made to IIBA through CanDo’s Give!Guide.


IIBA’s work is literally saving lives… And [their] work is so critical right now, not just for the people who directly benefit from it but for our country as a whole…

~ Carol King, retired U.S. immigration Judge

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