Immigration & Refugee Legal Services
Who We Are
Guided by Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Charities has been providing immigration services to low-income foreign-born individuals and their families since 1988. The office is recognized and accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Legal Access Programs.
Our team is made up of diverse, motivated and public service-oriented attorneys, fellows, DOJ Accredited Representatives, paralegals, legal assistants and support staff.
At the core of our ministry is solidarity and the pursuit of justice and peace. Pope Paul VI taught that if you want peace, work for justice. Our love for all our sisters and brothers demands that we promote peace in a world surrounded by violence and conflict.
Loving our neighbor has global dimensions. We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic and ideological differences. We are our brothers and sisters keepers, wherever they may be.
What We Do
Our services include: personalized consultations, all areas of family-based immigration, all forms of humanitarian relief, citizenship services, employment authorization application and immigration court representation.
In addition to legal services, our office provides: Know Your Rights presentations, translation/interpretation services and power of attorney.
Are you eligible for DACA?
You may be eligible if you:
- Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
- Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
- Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
- Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
- Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
- Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
If you think you meet these Guidelines, please schedule a DACA specific appointment below.
¿Eres elegible para DACA?
Puede ser elegible si:
- Era menor de 31 años de edad al 15 de junio del 2012
- Llegó a los Estados Unidos antes de cumplir 16 años de edad
- Ha residido continuamente en Estados Unidos desde el 15 de junio de 2007, hasta el presente
- Estaba físicamente presente en Estados Unidos el 15 de junio de 2012, y al momento de presentar la petición de Consideración de Acción Diferida ante USCIS
- No tenía estatus legal el 15 de junio de 2012
- Se encuentra actualmente en la escuela, se ha graduado u obtenido un certificado de finalización de la escuela secundaria, ha obtenido un Certificado de Desarrollo de Educación General (GED), o es un veterano con licenciamiento honorable de la Guardia Costera o las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos, y
- No ha sido condenado por un delito grave, delito menor significativo, o tres o más delitos menores, y de ninguna otra manera constituye una amenaza para la seguridad nacional o la seguridad pública.
Si cree que cumple con los criterios, programe una cita específica de DACA abajo.
Please call to make an appointment! We are happy to answer questions about our services and locations: 407-658-0110. Phone or Skype consultation are available upon request.