About Us


The Immigration Alliance is a national, collaborative effort that equips churches to provide critical legal services to under-resourced immigrants.

The Immigration Alliance’s affiliated churches provide fair, trustworthy immigration legal counsel including:

  • low-cost legal counseling on immigration-related matters;
  • support in determining eligibility for benefits;
  • assistance in preparing applications for legal immigration status;
  • immigration support to victims of crime and domestic violence; and
  • assistance in reuniting families.

Currently 17 church-based organizations, 30,000 churches and 33 sites strong, The Immigration Alliance is committed to dramatically multiplying the number of sites across the country providing low-cost, high-quality immigrant legal services over the next three years.

The Immigration Alliance provides local churches with best-in-class training to prepare churches to serve immigrants, coordinates and oversees efforts to ensure quality and consistency, and shares resources to maximize our effectiveness and reach.

Gus Haddad — Chairman of the Board

L. Gus Haddad is a First generation El Pasoan whose parents immigrated from Syria in the early 1900’s. Gus is engaged in Real Estate Lending, Development and Investment, through several companies under the banner of The Haddad Group. Gus’ home church is St. Clement’s Anglican where he has served on several Vestries (church Board of Trustees), including Junior (Vice-Chairman) and Senior Warden (Chairman), St. Clement’s Parish School Board of Trustees President, Chairman of the Stewardship committee, Property committee, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Acolyte Master, Ushers chairman, Lay Reader, Prayer Team, Intercessor, Stephen’s Minister, as well as many others. Currently serving on the Standing Committee of the Diocese of the Southwest, (governing body of the Diocese) as well as the Provincial Council of the Anglican Church in North America, (governing body of the Anglican Church in North America).

Board of Directors

  • Gus Haddad, Chair, Executive Committee, Anglican Church in North America
  • Cecilia Williams, Vice Chair, Director of the Department of Compassion, Mercy and Justice for the Evangelical Covenant Church
  • Larry Roberts, Treasurer, Chief Operating Officer of Free Methodist Church USA
  • Rev. Rosilio Roman, Secretary, Board Member, Assistant Vice President of Church Ministries of the Christian and Missionary Alliance
  • Rev. Dr. Alejandro Mandes, Board Member, Advisor Executive Director of The Immigration Alliance, Executive Director of All People Ministry of The Evangelical Free Church of America
  • Dennis Rivera, Director of the Office of Hispanic Relations of Assemblies of God
  • Rev. Dr. Roberto Hodgson, USA/Canada Multicultural Ministries Director of the Church of the Nazarene
  • Rev. Jonathan Santiago, Board Member, Evangelism and Partnerships Director of the Baptist Convention of New York
  • Zachary Szmara, National Director, Immigrant Connection (The Wesleyan Church)
  • Rev. Noel Castellanos, Board Member, Chief Executive Officer of Christian Community Development Association
  • Dr. Remi Lawanson, Ph.D., Board Member, Member of the Board of Directors of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
  • Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, Board Member, President of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition
  • Rev. Jimmy Santiago, Board Member, Director of Hispanic Ministries for the Central Region of the Missionary Church
  • Rev. Althea C. Taylor, At-Large Board Member, Executive Pastor for Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene

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