Press Release: Affordable Immigration Services Now Available Through The Little Village Chamber of Commerce
Little Village Chamber of Commerce Announces a Partnership with Road to Status, a Chicago-based Immigration Tech Start-up to Provide and Low-Cost Access to Necessary Immigration Services
CHICAGO, IL (Feb 1, 2017) — It’s no secret that the recent change in administration is causing increased anxiety and uncertainty for immigrant families across the country and all over the globe. New changes and executive orders are literally rolling out on a daily basis, and the long-term impacts of these changes are difficult to predict. Communities are glued to their TV sets looking for clues about what is coming next and how it may or may not affect existing programs like DACA, which provides temporary deportation relief and work authorization to more than 700,000 people living and working in the U.S. today. Those individuals and families affected by these newly announced orders see these changes as a major cause for concern. As communities begin to digest and react to the recent activity, many see these changes as a necessary and immediate call to action to community leaders everywhere when it comes to immigration services.
“The time to activate is now. The ability to complete critically important immigration paperwork safely, securely, and at a very low cost is something that everyone in our community can benefit from. Using simple technology like Road to Status empowers the Hispanic community to seek out eligibility information and take action from their smartphone or any other connected device. Our computer labs will be offering immediate access beginning in February 2017,” —Jaime Di Paulo, Executive Director for the Little Village Chamber of Commerce.
Through this partnership with Little Village Chamber of Commerce, Road to Status has launched a customized immigration services and information website where community members and their extended families can check their eligibility online, gain access to tools and services to help them apply for benefits on their own, or get connected with a network partner attorney that can provide low cost reviews of completed applications prior to filing with USCIS. For those unsure of their immigration options, information about low cost initial consultations is available. Through this partnership, Road to Status will honor a 30% discount off of its online application preparation software to any user accessing the platform via the Little Village Chamber of Commerce platform.
It is estimated that more than 350,000 people in the Chicago metro area have the qualifications to become U.S. Citizens today. (Source – Chicago Tribune 2016). Next to Los Angeles and New York, Chicago has the third largest Latino population in the country, with nearly two million people residing within the city limits. The Little Village Chamber of Commerce community represents more than a half million of these Latinos within a five-mile radius of Chicago that could use immigration services. Activating, educating, and encouraging this population of potential citizens to take action has never been more important. There are a myriad of reasons (staggering legal costs, conflicting family financial priorities, lack of access to information, preexisting legal issues, etc.) why individuals and families delay or do not aggressively seek out immigration or citizenship benefits in Chicago and across the country.
“Through close partnerships with outstanding community organizations like Little Village Chamber of Commerce, we hope to energize and enable the community to learn as much as you can about your eligibility and where and how to get access to immigration support and services. We don’t care where you get help, as long as you know that you have accessible options close to home. We are committed to partnering with Jaime and the Little Village Chamber of Commerce to bring instant access to these necessary services to the Little Village community, ” — John Paul Demirdjian, COO and Principal of Road to Status.
About the Little Village Chamber of Commerce (LVCC)
The Little Village Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that has represented the interests of local businesses for more than 30 years. Its mission is to promote and support the growth and success of businesses in Little Village and to leverage the community’s unique cultural identity to generate new opportunities. The Chamber works closely with business and community leaders; government agencies; law enforcement; corporate partners; elected officials and others to address the issues that affect the community and the commercial area.
About Road to Status, LLC
Road to Status, LLC provides easy-to-use, secure, and affordable application preparation software solutions that helps individuals, attorneys, non-profits, and corporate businesses complete immigration applications online. Road to Status users can access these intuitive immigration tools and services securely online and from any device. Road to Status is making it easier and less expensive to complete and file immigration paperwork accurately the first time, every time, avoiding costly delays. Learn more about Road to Status, LLC at www.roadtostatus.com or watch a short video here.
Road to Status Media Contact: Blaze Pullman
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