Psychological evaluations to support immigration cases are a straightforward and cost-effective intervention, and yet their impact can be lifesaving.
For immigrants in the United States, the fear and uncertainty of staying in the United States compounds daily, with ICE raids increasing in frequency, detention times in border facilities increasing in duration, and deportation without full due process increasingly commonplace. Many of these immigrants have the legal right to stay and seek the chance to make their case. Psychological evaluations often form the backbone of successful cases, roughly doubling the chance of their case being accepted, and yet very few immigrants can afford these evaluations.
Immigration Psychology Access Team seeks to keep families together and to ensure that deeply traumatized people can remain where they will find the services and support they need. In addition to providing subsidized evaluations, we also are developing a comprehensive training program to qualify more mental health professionals to conduct the evaluations, thus ensuring that more immigrants gain access to high quality evaluations and to full due process.
Because Immigration Psychology Access Team is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing these evaluations, we can provide them efficiently, professionally, and cost-effectively. Our team of experts, headed by founder Dr. Lynn Moore, has performed over 400 psychological evaluations amongst them, with a very high success rate. One outcome study of 183 cases by the team showed over 95% of the cases were approved when the data from psychological evaluations was included.
Mission: to offer immigrants and refugees psychological documentation of their trauma as part of their legal pursuit to live where they and their families feel safe and can thrive.
Vision: an immigration system that fairly ensures that all who qualify for refuge in the United State receive it.
Values: We believe that the voices of refugees and immigrants should be heard, their trauma witnessed, their rights respected, their benefit to society appreciated, and their families kept together by equal access to fair process.