New Information & Resources
DHS Dramatically Expands Use of Expedited Removal
Know Your Rights: If ICE Comes to Your Workplace (English, Spanish, and Arabic translation)
Know Your Rights: If ICE Comes to Your Home (English and Spanish)
Know Your Rights: If ICE Stops You in Public (English and Spanish)
A draft of a Federal Register notice says the Department of Homeland Security will publish its decision on March 1, effectively extending Temporary Protected Status for people from Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti and Nicaragua in the Federal Register until Jan. 2, 2020.
Attorney Referral List
Preparing for Deportation Kit
Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Scam warnings from the Federal Trade Commission
Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court) Toll Free Number:
The toll free number to find when your next immigration court date is. The toll free number is 1-800-898-7180. You then press either 1 for English or 2 for Spanish. You enter your alien registration number. The system will then say, "The system shows your name is.....spelled out." You press 1 to confirm or 2 to retry. Then for your next court date press 1.
For up to date information regarding changes in immigration policy, visit our Legal Services for Immigrants social media pages:
Visit our Legal Services for Immigrants Facebook Page || Visita a nuestra página de Facebook de Servicios Legales para Inmigrantes
Visit our Legal Services for Immigrants YouTube Page || Visita a nuestra página de Youtube de Servicios Legales para Inmigrantes
About Our Program
It is easy to be taken advantage of when you are a “stranger” in another country. Threats of deportation, unscrupulous landlords, employers, “notarios” or attorneys, looking for their own financial gain while preying on the fears of undocumented immigrants are a commonplace occurrence. Catholic Charities provides legal counsel and assistance for those that society often sees as the “stranger” in our midst. We serve newcomers to the U.S. who are seeking to become citizens or reunify with family members living in the United States, individuals trying to secure asylum or temporary protection in the U.S., and immigrant victims of domestic violence.
Legal Services for Immigrants typically works with newcomers to our country who are seeking to become citizens or reunify with family members living in the United States. Our services also assist individuals who are trying to secure asylum or temporary protection in the U.S. For new immigrants to this country, the road to citizenship can be a daunting journey. Our government is based on documents and documentation – much different than many Latin American cultures where it is often difficult to secure even basic forms. With the help of Catholic Charities, that road to citizenship has become an easier one to travel.
In addition, VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act, was created in 1994 and renewed in 2000 with a broader umbrella of protection that now gives immigrant victims of domestic violence a mechanism in which to gain lawful residency in the United States. VAWA protection is extended to anyone in an abusive situation, male or female, who is married to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. A good portion of Catholic Charities’ VAWA work is trying to keep parents together with their children who were born here and are now citizens.
Catholic Charities Legal Services for Immigrants provides group information sessions (at no charge). Legal services are provided and fees for legal counsel are offered on a sliding scale based on an individual's ability to pay.
Legal Services for Immigrants
St. Patrick Parish
731 W. Washington Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:
414-643-8570 Ext. 4418
Barb Graham, J.D.
414-643-8570 Ext. 4414
Important Information for Immigrant Parents of US Citizen Children
Información Importante para Padres Inmigrantes de Hijos Ciudadanos
Lo Que Usted Necesita Saber Sobre Los Ordenes Ejecutivos de Presidente Trump
What You Need to Know about President Trump's Executive Orders
Rumor vs. Reality in Immigration
Rumor vs. Realidad en Inmagracion