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Immigration Services

San Mateo

Immigration Services - San Mateo

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The key mission of Catholic Charities Immigration Services is to assist clients in achieving not just legal status and economic self-sufficiency, but in becoming fully active participants in the social and civic life of our communities.

Catholic Charities Immigration Services San Mateo is recognized by the Department of Justice and our staff are accredited or licensed to provide immigration counseling and representation. Through our work, we help immigrants understand the law and to know their rights. Our program is designed to advise and guide clients through the immigration process in an efficient, effective, and professionally caring manner. We serve our clients through a variety of services that include:

LEGAL SERVICES

We provide legal immigration consultations to determine the eligibility of potential applicants.

We reunite families and keep them together through:
   -  Family-based petitions
   -  Adjustments of Status
   -  Consular Processing
   -  Waivers of unlawful presence

We assist victims of crime and persecution through:
   -  U Visas
   -  T Visas
   -  VAWA
   -  Political Asylum
   -  Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

We represent clients in Removal Proceedings through:
   -  Bond Hearings
   -  Political Asylum
   -  Cancellation of Removal

We offer additional comprehensive services such as:
   -  Naturalizations
   -  DACA
   -  TPS
   -  Green Card Renewals and Replacements
   -  FBI background checks
   -  Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA)

OUTREACH & EDUCATION

An informed immigrant will be better prepared to take measures to improve their status and protect their families. Our programs conduct and participate in immigration workshops on a regular basis. We hold Know Your Rights workshops during each one of our consultations clinics. We also active participants in community events and meetings. We focus on informing immigrants about their rights, their immigration options, and also keeping them up to date about the most pressing issues that impact them. Please contact us if you would like an immigration related workshop or presentation in your organization or community.

UNNACOMPANIED MINORS

For the past few years, the Bay Area has continued to receive a steady influx of Unaccompanied Undocumented Minors (UUM’s). These are children that have suffered violence, abuse, and neglect, and have experienced the difficult journey of crossing the US Mexico border on their own. Due to their age, status, and life experiences, this is an extremely vulnerable portion of the immigrant population.

Our program has developed a robust strategy to tend to the special needs of UUM’s. In addition to provide free legal representation, our program also offer the following services:

- Leadership academies
- Soccer tournaments
- Mentor matching
- Movie nights
- Cultural outings
- Thanksgiving potlucks
- Yearly holiday celebrations


Offices & Consultations

The first step to opening a case or becoming our client is through an initial consultation in which we will determine if you qualify for an immigration benefit.

Consultation Fee: $0* (*Funds available until further notice)

San Mateo
36 37th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
Consultations every Monday, except holidays.
Registration at 8:00 AM and space is limited to the first 20 people. No appointments.
For more information, please call 650 295 2160

Redwood City
St. Francis Center, 151 Buckingham Ave., Redwood City, CA 94063
Consultations 1st Wednesday of every month.
Registration at 9:00 AM and space is limited to the first 10 people. No appointments.
For more information, please call 650 295 2160

East Palo Alto
St. Francis Church, 1425 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA
Space is limited to the first 10 people.
Consultations 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Register at 9:00 AM on-site or pre-register by calling 650 322 2152

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