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Catholic Social Services, Archdiocese of Philadelphia - Immigration Legal Services

  • Location:
    222 North 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Phone:
    (215) 854-7019
  • Fax:
    (215) 854-7021
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website, immigrationlegalservices@chs-adphila.org
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Catholic Social Services of  the Archdiocese of Philadelphia provides comprehensive, high quality, low-cost Immigration Legal Service, serving   families and individuals within jurisdiction of the USCIS Philadelphia District Office and the Philadelphia Immigration Court.

 

Counties served: Berks, Bucks, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, York

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Non-legal services: Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR)
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Italian, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Can serve clients within the jurisdiction of the Philadelphia immigration court including DE.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 2
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 3
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 1
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 1

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, United Farm Workers, New Americans Campaign