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We recognize the inalienable right of all persons to human dignity. We therefore assist and advocate for immigrants to attain family unity, economic independence and social integration.
Catholic Charities Immigration Services provides low-cost immigration counseling and support to families and individuals who are eligible for immigration benefits and cannot afford private assistance.
The mission of Catholic Charities Immigration Services is to work for solidarity in our community by welcoming the stranger in the spirit of the Gospel. We recognize the inalienable right of all persons to human dignity. We therefore assist and advocate for immigrants to attain family unity, economic independence and social integration.
Supported by a U.S. Department of Justice grant supporting a federal law to protect victims of human trafficking and violence, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) specialist assists immigrants in safely leaving dangerous situations and obtaining immigration status that supports them in making decisions for their own future.
The crime victims services coordinator also works with law enforcement agencies and parish/community teams to educate them about immigrant victims' rights when they are victims of a violent crime and provide access to critical resources for victims in crisis. See Ways You Can Help.
Counseling for family-based immigration needs
Preparation of family-based immigration applications and forms to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Referral to attorneys for legal assistance and deportation proceedings
Preparation of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions (for victims of domestic violence), U petitions (for victims of crime), and T petitions (for victims of trafficking)
Education in immigrant communities about domestic violence and available resources to help immigrant victims
Education concerning immigration remedies for victims for attorneys, judges, religious leaders, social workers, shelter staff, etc. who are likely to come into contact with victims
Networking and referrals to community resources
Immigration workshops and seminars at various events on immigrant’s rights, changes in immigration law and qualifications for family-based immigration and citizenship
Advocate with local, state, and federal representatives for responsible, humane and moral immigration reform in our laws to ensure that families are reunited, immigrants are treated with dignity and respect and receive access to important information about potential changes in the law that could impact their status
We DO NOT allow walk-ins, so please contact our office to make an appointment. The office is open for consultations with an appointment on Tuesdays beginning at 8:30 a.m. The consultation fee is $30. Our office is located at 2415 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72207. We are in The McDonald Center. To make an appointment call Catholic Immigration Services at (501) 664-0340.