Little Rock

Catholic Immigration Services

Provides low-cost immigration counseling to those eligible for immigration benefits and cannot afford private assistance

Provides Low-Cost Immigration Services

Catholic Immigration Services in Little Rock and Springdale provides low-cost immigration counseling and support to families and individuals who are eligible for immigration benefits and cannot afford private assistance. These programs are a member of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. The mission of Catholic 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. | En Español | Services | Get Directions | How You Can Help | Resources

Make an Appointment

Please contact our office to make an appointment. The consultation fee is $40. 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.

Get Directions

Catholic Immigration Services in Little Rock is located in The McDonald Center at 2415 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72207. Click on the map below to get Google driving directions specific to your location.


General Immigration Services

  • Application Assistance — Prepares and files immigration applications and forms to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Counseling and Referrals — Counsels clients about immigration-related needs and refers clients to attorneys for legal assistance and deportation proceedings.
  • Advocacy — Interacts with congressional representatives on behalf of immigrants.
  • Education — Conducts immigration workshops and seminars at various events in the community.

Services for Immigrant Victims

  • Help survivors of domestic violence married to U.S. citizens or other lawful permanent residents get lawful permanent resident status through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) act.
  • Help victims of human trafficking (people forced or coerced into servitude) by working with the FBI.
  • Assists survivors of certain crimes, like domestic violence, obtain Delayed Action and Employment Authorization when the victim is willing to help prosecute the criminal perpetrator.
  • Work 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 when they are in crisis.


Resources

Welcome the Strangers Among Us

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor wrote "I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Rights of Immigrants," a pastoral letter that challenges us to open our minds and hearts to Christ's teachings as well as learn the plight of immigrants seeking a better life in the United States.

Immigration Myths and Facts

Some people discount immigration reform because they are against an “amnesty,” or because they feel that immigrants should have to follow the rules and stand in line, or even because of fear of changing values. However, many of these distinctions are being made on the basis of myths that have no real basis in reality. In this article, we will explore some common myths to help understand the immigration phenomenon.

What Do You Think When You Hear the Word "Immigrant?"

Most people hear the word “immigrant” and think “illegal.” This is an unfortunate connotation that doesn’t take into account the millions of immigrants who are here in the United States with permission. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is the government agency responsible for controlling immigration to the United States.

World View at Heart of Immigration Debate

In Southern Africa, humanity is defined through your relationships with others. The Zulu word, “Ubuntu,” speaks to the interconnectedness of all people. There are many different ways of explaining this concept, but essentially it means, “I am because you are.” Although our society idealizes the idea of the rugged individual who can strike out on their own and become successful, we must remember that we are all one family in Christ. To love God is to love one another.



How You Can Help

Catholic Immigration Services is one of the few nonprofit agencies in the state recognized by the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals and one of the few charities that can assist low-income immigrants. Anyone can donate to Catholic Immigration Services to help lower the fees for clients. To make a donation by check, address your donation to: 

Catholic Immigration Services — Little Rock
P.O. Box 7565 
Little Rock, AR 72217-7565