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 En este momento, no podemos aceptar casos de asilo.  We are not accepting asylum cases at this time. 

We exist to provide high quality, low cost immigration legal services to the Greater Dayton Area

Immigration Legal Services

Immigrant Connection – Dayton is a Department of Justice Recognized Office that provides low-cost legal consultations to individuals who are seeking assistance with issues relating to immigration:

  • ^Family and Marriage Based Petitions
  • ^Naturalization Petitions
  • ^Lawful Permanent Resident
  • ^Employment Authorization Renewals
  • ^Adjustment of Status
  • ^Consular Processing
  • ^DACA
  • ^Temporary Protected Status

If you need advice or assistance with any of these services, or simply need help understanding what options you may have under the law, you can schedule an initial consultation with one of our Legal Representatives. During the consultation, we will carefully review your case and make sure you understand the benefits and risks associated with your situation, then offer you advice on how to proceed.

Immigrant Connection – Dayton also offers interpretation/translation services.

Citizenship Classes

Classes are 8 weeks long and prepare you for taking your exam. Each class is 2 hours long and are offered on Monday evenings. The class fee ($50) includes all the materials: workbook, civics flash cards, exam practice lessons, and mock interviews. Topics covered in the class include U.S. Government, economics & history, interview skills, English speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills.

Our Team

Tamie is a DOJ Accredited Representative (DHS only) for Immigrant Connection – Dayton. She has worked in another Immigration center for two years and helped establish IC – Dayton. She has a heart for immigrants and is excited to be part of a team that also wants to help immigrants by offering high-quality, low-cost immigration legal services to the community.

Tamie has served on many missions trips and numerous organizations that serve the Dayton area. She has a degree in finance from Wright State University.

Eliana is a DOJ Accredited Representative (DHS only) for Immigrant Connection – Dayton. She prayed for months to be able to make an impact in her community, while staying close to home. She is delighted to work with the Hispanic Community in the Greater Dayton area. Eliana is blessed to be part of this wonderful project that will provide very well needed immigration legal services at low cost.

Originally from Manta, Ecuador, Eliana graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University in May 2017. She started her paralegal career in Utah and has prior paralegal experience in personal injury, working with several different attorneys in pre-litigation matters. She has over ten years of consecutive interpreting experience, working in the medical field. She began her career with Abdallah Law Offices in 2021.

Eliana enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, and traveling.

Rachel is a legal assistant and helps with the naturalization classes at the Immigrant Connection site in Dayton. She enjoys being involved in the Dayton community and has previously volunteered for immigration legal services. She is excited to be able to work with the community at a greater capacity.

Rachel is from the greater Cleveland area and studies Political Science and Spanish at the University of Dayton. After finishing her degree in May of 2023, she hopes to attend law school in order to pursue immigration law and continue to work with the immigrant community. 

Steve is the site director for Immigrant Connection – Dayton.  After retiring from a career in business and IT, he asked his pastor how he could make a difference for the Kingdom.  The timing was all God’s, as several organizations had recently identified a need for immigration legal services in Dayton.  They came together and asked Steve to lead the team to launch this high-quality, low-cost service for all immigrant families.

Steve resides in Dayton with his wife, is learning (finally) how to play the piano, and spends time with his grandsons.  He is also an adjunct professor in the business department of a local college.


Legal Services

A $40 office fee is due at your initial legal consultation and must be paid prior to speaking with our Legal Representatives in addition to any office or federal filing fees that will be required for your case. Please bring all documents related to your case. Consultations are by appointment only.

Citizenship Classes


Citizenship classes are offered on Monday nights, are 8 weeks long, and cost $50. This will include workbook, civics flashcards, exam practice lessons, and mock interview.

Volunteer Opportunities

Connect as a language partner, teacher, or legal assistant.

Contact our office at 937-802-2012 or to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Visit Us

3634 Watertower Ln
Dayton, OH 45449

We are a part of the Immigrant Connection National Network of church-based immigration legal services offices and a ministry of Valens Solutions.

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