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    Los Angeles Immigration Resources

    • Los Angeles County Field Office: In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Services Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.
    • Application Support Center for California: The Application Support Center that serves your area is located in Chatsworth, CA. The address is: USCIS Application Support Center 19809 Prairie Street 1st Floor, Suite 109 Chatsworth, CA 91311-6504.
    • Los Angeles Immigration Court Listing: The Los Angeles Immigration Court is located at 606 S. Olive Street, at the southeast corner of 6th Street and Olive Street in downtown Los Angeles, south of Pershing Square park. Los Angeles Immigration Court and filing/information window on 15th floor is open 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Hearings commence at 8:00, 8:30, or 9:00 a.m. each morning and 1:00 p.m. each afternoon.
    • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles: A California leader with national impact made of diverse immigrant families and individuals who act as agents of social change to achieve a world with freedom of mobility, full human rights, and true participatory democracy.
    • Los Angeles Immigration Center: Provides legal services in every aspect of the immigration process. Offers immigration help with: lawful permanent residence (Green Cards), non-immigrant visas, adjustment and change of status, corporate and business immigration, naturalization, and asylum.
    • Department of Homeland Security: Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security with information including news, Green Cards, news, citizenship, tools, and laws.
    • US Immigration Forms: USCIS provides immigration forms to the public free of charge. Forms can be ordered by mail, phone, or downloaded in PDF format from this web page. Filing fee information is also provided.
    • US Citizenship Requirments: If you meet certain requirements, you may become a U.S. citizen either at birth or after birth.
    • US Green Card (Permanent Resident): The steps to becoming a Green Card holder (permanent resident) vary by category and depend on whether you currently live inside or outside the United States. The main categories are: Green Card through family, a job, through refugeee or asylee status, and other ways.
    • Immigration Laws: Provides information on laws, regulations and interpretations controlling immigration and the work of the immigration-related components of the Department of Homeland Security.
    • USCIS Local Office - Los Angeles: To visit this local office or to speak with an Immigration Officer, you must schedule an appointment using the USCIS INFOPASS appointment system. The office is located at 300 North Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, CA 90012.
    • Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Immigration Services: Provides support and advocacy to individuals and families, helping them to legalize their residency status and become naturalized citizens.

    Immigration Law Related Legal Resources

    • Immigrant Legal Resource Center: A national nonprofit resource center that provides immigration legal trainings, technical assistance, and educational materials, and engages in advocacy and immigrant civic engagement to advance immigrant rights.
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association: The national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
    • American Immigration Council: A non-profit, non-partisan organization honoring the immigrant past and shaping the immigrant future that covers topics such as immigration impact, J-1 Exchange, and ways to get involved.
    • ABA - Commission on Immigration: The Commission on Immigration is committed to helping immigrants receive fair treatment, regardless of legal status in the justice system. This page provides related news and information.

    Immigration Resources

    • Immigration Law: The objective of is to make law, government and related professional information easily and freely accessible to the legal profession, businesses, and consumers which offers resources and articles relation to immigration in the United States.
    • The White House – Executive Orders: President Trump has sought to shape immigration policy through a variety of Executive Orders, all of which compiled on this website.
    • United States Immigration – Wikipedia: This article reviews issues such as the environmental impacts as well as contemporary pop culture of immigration.
    • National Immigration Law Center: This website contains information and advice for low-income immigrants and their families. Visit the site’s multimedia page for audio clips and videos about immigration.
    • US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): USCIS is the federal agency in charge of processing applications for legal status. Their website provides a great deal of useful content for anyone looking to file an application for immigration benefits.
    • US Department of Labor – Immigration Regulations: Immigration and employment law often intersect. This page contains links to opinions issued by administrative law judges in labor cases that raise immigration issues.
    • – Illegal Immigration Issues in America: A nonprofit nonpartisan public charity that provides well-sourced pro, con, and related research on more than 50 controversial issues, from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy.
    • Federation for American Immigration Reform: FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of concerned individuals who believe that the immigration laws must be reformed to better serve the needs of current and future generations.

    Immigration Law Organizations

    • American Immigration Council: The American Immigration Council (“Council”), established in 1987, works to strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history and shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration.
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): The American Immigration Lawyers Association, founded on October 14, 1946, is a voluntary bar association of over 13,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.
    • Immigration Policy Center (IPC): The research and policy arm of the American Immigration Council,[1] a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States dedicated to promoting immigration to the United States and protecting the rights and privileges of immigrants in the United States.
    • International Organization for Migration (IOM): Works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

    US Immigration Law & Policy

    • 1990 Immigration and Nationality Act: This legislation introduced the Diversity Visa Lottery Program. A short summary of the law and related links are available on this web page.
    • Immigration and Naturalization Law – Overview: The Legal Information Institute at Cornell University presents this discussion of immigration law. The article describes the evolution of the law from colonial times through the post-9/11 era.
    • The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA): Passed in 1952, the INA continues to represent the foundation for immigration law in the United States.
    • Brookings Institution: Immigration Policy: An American think tank on Think Tank Row in Washington, D.C.[1] One of Washington’s oldest think tanks, Brookings conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development.