ICSA addresses issues of Temporary Resident Migrants (TRM) and new migrants who are not eligible for government or NGO support for settlement in any form.
Most migrants come to Australia on a variety of visas and sometimes have to wait for years to receive support, even after becoming permanent residents. Settlement services address the needs of refugee or humanitarian migrants, however most migrants are not refugees and these people fall through the gaps.
The COVID pandemic has highlighted this issue with new and temporary migrants from South Asia receiving no support.
New migrants are entitled to receive some support on an average after 12 years of living in Australia, however some of ICSA’s clients have been living here for nearly 20 years and are still not eligible.
Longer term TRMs are open to exploitation and abuse but are too afraid of speaking up or reporting mistreatment for fear of deportation.
ICSA has encountered numerous cases over the years and has documented findings while advocating for settlement services for this community. Their trauma is rarely acknowledged, let alone understood.
This migrant community is ICSA’s largest client cohort and intersects across all other services in some form.
Our services assist people as much as is possible, irrespective of their residency status, or length of stay in Australia.
Our Migration & Settlement program is designed to assist:
- Temporary Resident Migrants (TRM)
- New migrants
- Settling migrants
- Those seeking to attain Citizenship
- Support for people wanting to come to Australia.
Our support team offer
- Case management
- Cultural Consultancy: specialist reports for Immigration
- Administrative Support: document drafting – properly set out statements and affidavits.
- Language: translation, interpretation
- Tribunal Advocacy; Preparing for Migration Review Tribunals
- Better use of interpreters in communication with bureaucracy
- JP services
- Residency pathways referrals.
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