ImmigrationCatholic Charities of Idaho is one of the only Bureau of Immigration Appeals (BIA) non-profit organizations in Idaho providing low cost immigration legal services to individuals eligible to receive immigration benefits. CCI provides legal consultations and assistance regarding most immigration matters including citizenship, family petitions, applications for victims of certain qualifying crimes such as domestic violence and other applications. Services are provided by BIA Accredited Representatives.

 

Family Immigration Legal Services

Services include:

  • Consultations – Initial intake to determine eligibility or to review case status.
  • Family-Based Petitions – Preparation and submission of specific petitions to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Victims of Crime Immigration Legal Services

Services include:

  • Consultations – Initial intake to determine eligibility or to review case status.
  • VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) – Services provided to individuals who qualify through VAWA.
  • U-Visa – Services to individuals who are certified as victims of qualifying criminal activity and to their qualifying family members, as appropriate.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Catholic Charities of Idaho assists eligible youth and young adults to gain work permits and be safe from deportation through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program approved by the federal government in July of 2012. These youth and young adults were brought into the United States undocumented but are a low enforcement priority. Through DACA, these individuals will be given the opportunity to integrate themselves and fully contribute to society.Youth and young adults who demonstrate that they meet the following criteria will be eligible to receive deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and will be eligible to apply for work authorization, on a case-by-case basis. They must:

  • Have come to the United States under the age of 16;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States for at least five years preceding June 15, 2012 and currently live in the United States;
  • Currently be in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate or have been honorably discharged from the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
  • Not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety;
  • Not be above the age of 30.

Individuals who think they may qualify for such relief and who live in Idaho can contact Catholic Charities of Idaho at 208-466-9926.

Citizenship Classes

Specialized instruction for adults who are preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship test are available.

 

 

Download the Immigration Legal Flyer in English or the Immigration Legal Flyer in Spanish  for details on specific services offered by Catholic Charities of Idaho.

 

Handouts and Resources:

The new administration is expected to make significant changes to current immigration policy. The details of what President-elect Trump will actually do on immigration are unknown, but we will continue providing updated information via our CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.) resources:

Catholic Charities of Idaho Immigration Legal Services, continues to provide ongoing legal consultations every Friday at our Treasure Valley location, please contact our staff for questions or concerns regarding your immigration legal matters.

 

Information & Referral

Immigration Legal Services vary slightly per office, but consultations to determine if a case will be accepted are offered in our Treasure Valley and Idaho Falls Centers.

All locations provide accurate and timely information to individuals and families seeking help for any type of human service need. Please click below for details on how to contact a Center near you.

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