The IRA program provides clients with direct service or appropriate referral to resources in the Bryan/College Station area. Walk-ins are seen Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturdays from 2:00-4:00 pm, with no appointment needed.
Translation and interpretation
of official letters and documents
Navigating court and legal system
Domestic violence support
Cases of discrimination
Centro de Derechos Laborales (CDL)
The Centro de Derechos Laborales (Workers’ Rights Center) focuses on worker rights and leadership training for the immigrant community. CDL focuses on developing immigrant leaders, helping workers recover stolen wages, educating the community about labor rights, and networking with state agencies and non-governmental organizations.
Assisted aggrieved workers in recovering over $6,000 in unpaid wages with intervention.
Joined the Justice and Equality in the Workplace Program, a network that regularly meets in Houston in association with the Department of Labor, OSHA, EEOC, National Labor Relations Bureau, Fé y Justicia Interfaith Justice Worker Center, and the Houston Mayor’s Office.
Attended the 2017 Annual Meeting of Interfaith Worker Justice in Chicago, IL.
To become a U.S. Citizen, immigrants must pass a Citizenship Interview. In their interview, they are expected to be prepared to answer 10 of 100 questions on U.S. history and government. In addition, immigrants must be able to demonstrate competency in both spoken and written English, complete an N400 form, and bring a long list of documents
BIIN sponsors three 10-week sessions of citizenship classes over the course of each year. In each session, the following materials are covered:
History and government of the U.S.
Oral and written English practice
How to prepare for the interview
Steps towards naturalization
Compañeros de Conversación
Conversation Partners is a companion program to our citizenship classes that seeks to improve students’ language ability in an informal practice as well as teach English required for the citizenship exam.
English for Parents
English for Parents teaches basic Englishskills particularly as they pertain to parents supporting their kids in school however you don’t have to have kids to take the classes. The program will begin again in the fall after school starts. It will be held on:
Wednesdays 9 am – 10:30 am Neal Elementary School (801 W Martin Luther King Jr St, Bryan, TX 77803) in the Cafeteria.