Our Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) offers immigration legal assistance to individuals and families in Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland. Our legal services are provided by multi-lingual, experienced staff that are accredited by the Department of Justice (DOJ)'s Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP).
Services offered include:
- Initial consultation
- Family reunification
- USCIS forms preparation & completion
- TPS application
- Liaison between clients and USCIS offices
Last year, we served 107 individuals through this programming. Our legal services are open to all individuals seeking legal assistance with USCIS forms and applications. Individuals whom we cannot serve are referred to other service providers and resources in the area. Client fees vary depending on the extent of services needed, and are separate from those established by USCIS.
Safe Release Program
The Safe Release Program helps unaccompanied children under 18 who are seeking safety and refuge at our borders reunify with non-parent sponsors (i.e. family members, family friends) in the United States. Through the Safe Release Program, sponsors are able to complete background checks necessary for the release of unaccompanied children from federal custody. This allows children to live safely in the United States in a family setting while they are pursuing immigration relief.
Sponsors are often also seeking immigration relief, and donations such as food, cash, toiletries, ESL/GED books, and grocery stores gift certificates can be incredibly helpful while they are navigating the legal immigration process and caring for a new child in their home.