Legal Immigration Support 2017-12-15T09:05:37-08:00

Getting a Green Card:
It is a requirement to apply for a Green Card when you have been in the US for 1 year (not sooner, not later)
– Any history of crime or policer record can cause a Green Card application to be declined – be careful!
– For a green card application, you must have you immunizations complete, you will meet with a special doctor (civil sergeon), bring your paper forms a, and keep your I-94 and all additional required documents for the application.

Applying for citizenship is optional, but allowed starting once you have been in the US for 4 years 9 months.
It is necessary to know English, US history and US Laws for interviews and tests

Benefits of citizenship include:
•Protection of US government, immunity to deportation
• US passport and travel without restriction
• Voting rights
• Continued assistance and benefits, including retirement benefits (SSI)
• There are more family reunification options for citizens

Legal Services (free or low cost)

Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representatives

Orange County

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Immigrant›s Rights Center
2180 W. Crescent Ave., Suite Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 776-1177

ACCESS California Services; a community-based organization with a focus on Arab- American & Muslim- American communities
631 South Brookhurst St Suite 107 Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 917-0440

Orange County Communities Organized For Responsible Development (OCCORD)
13252 Garden Grove Blvd Suite 204 Garden Grove, CA 92843

World Relief – Garden Grove Branch

13121 Brookhurst St Suite G Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 210-4730

Los Angeles County  

International Rescue Committee
625 N. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 550-6220

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
1145 Wilshire Blvd Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 977-7500

Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service (Episcopal Diocese)
3621 Brunswick Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 661-8588

International Institute of Los Angeles

435 South Boyle Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 224-3800

Public Counsel
610 South Ardmore Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 385-2977

Legal Aid Foundation

5228 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022
(213) 640-3883
7000 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003
(213) 640-3950

Riverside and San Bernardino Counties  

Catholic Charities San Bernardino
1450 N «D» Street San Bernardino, CA 92405
(909) 388-1239

West Coast Mennonite Central Committee – Upland
852 Alpine Street, Suite 2, Upland, CA 91786
(909) 946-0809

Catholic Charities – Riverside
3020 Madison St., Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 689-1803

Additional resources:

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Arab American Lawyers Association