Catholic Charities Immigration Services offering guidance to those navigating new immigration measures
November 21, 2014 – New Orleans, La.] En EspanolIn light of President Obama’s executive action implementing expanded access for undocumented immigrants to legally remain and work in the U.S., Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans will continue to be a resource for the immigrant community in need of guidance through these new measures. They urge those seeking to access these new pathways to consult only licensed and accredited social service agencies and legal professionals or official channels of government in navigating these new policies. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Immigration Services is available as a consult for the community and will be offering information, referrals and resources for these new measures as they become available.
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans joins with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in continuing to support measures for comprehensive immigration reform that focuses on respecting the dignity of the individual and the preservation of the family. Read full article
By Region: Information available for immigrants who may qualify for legal relief under Executive Action
En Espanol: Información disponible para inmigrantes que podrían cumplir con los requisitos para acceder al alivio establecido por la acción ejecutiva There is a network of accredited organizations working to provide free or low-cost immigration legal services across Louisiana. These agencies include: the Central Louisiana Interfaith Immigration Center in Alexandria; the Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy in Slidell; the LSU Law School Immigration Clinic, the Loyola New Orleans College of Law Immigration Clinic, and Catholic Charities of the Dioceses of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Shreveport. These organizations are ready to help eligible immigrants respond to this new opportunity, and are working hard to provide free and accurate information to immigrants who may be eligible for these new legal protections. Read full article
Immigration Program (504) 457-3462
Our immigration office is fully accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide a broad range of immigration counseling and representation to immigrants and their families. We help clients understand the immigration law, learn their rights under the law, and to complete the immigration process successfully.
Immigration legal services for survivors of domestic abuse, crime, and persecution through the Family Justice Center (504) 310-8765
Translation Services (504) 457-3462
This office offers translation services of legal documents and birth certificates in general. The documents are certified in-house.
Refugee and Anti-Trafficking Services (504) 457-3462
We provide quality services to refugees, asylees, parolees, unaccompanied refugee minors, and victims of human trafficking. Our services are oriented to cover the basic needs of the newly-arrived clients and to promote self-sufficiency by making plans for resettlement.
English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes serve hundreds of adult learners annually and operate in 6 sites throughout Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Tammany parishes. Both morning and evening classes are offered in order to accommodate all work schedules, and 100% of instructors are volunteers. Our ESL and Citizenship classes provide a key component for integrating into the American society for both immigrants who have recently arrived and those who have been in this country for several years.
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Hispanic Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New Orleans
For info on services offered click here or call (504) 467 2550
2505 Maine Avenue, Metairie LA 70003
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm