Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc.

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Legal Services for Immigrants


President Trump has begun the process of phasing out the DACA program. His memo today states that no new initial DACA applications will be accepted. For renewals, only those who have work permits expiring before March 5, 2018 are eligible to renew their work permits. They must renew their work permits before October 5, 2017. Please contact our office as soon as possible if you need to renew your work permit. You can call 414-643-8570 extensions 4420 or 4415 or e-mail to set up an appointment. Thank you.

Hoy el presidente empezó el proceso de terminar el programa de DACA. El memo de hoy dice que no van a aceptar ningunos aplicaciones iniciales para DACA. Para renovaciones, los que tienen permisos que vencen antes de Marzo 5 de 2018 están elegibles para renovar sus permisos ahorita. Necesitan renovar los permisos antes de Octubre 5, 2017. Favor de contactar nuestra oficina lo antes posible para renovar su permiso. Puede llamar en 414-643-8570 extensiones 4420 o 4415, o manda un mensaje a para hacer una cita. Gracias.

Cambios Receintes De DACA

Recent Changes to DACA

Memorandum on Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Emergency Planning for Immigrant Families

Ways You Can Defend Dreamers


For up to date information regarding changes in immigration policy, visit our Legal Services for Immigrants social media pages:

Visita a nuestra página de Facebook de Servicios Legales para Inmigrantes

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. 

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. Legal Services to 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.

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:

Gloria Maldonado
414-643-8570 Ext. 4418

Program Director
Barb Graham, J.D.
414-643-8570 Ext. 4414




Spotlight:Immigration - June 2015 Inmigración destacada - Junio 2015
Spotlight:Immigration - August 2015 Inmigración destacada - Agosto 2015
Spotlight:Immigration - October 2015 Inmigración destacada - Octubre 2015
Spotlight:Immigration - January - March 2016 Inmigración destacada - Enero - Marzo 2016
Spotlight:Immigration - May - August 2016 Inmigración destacada - Mayo - Agosto 2016
Spotlight:Immigration - April - June 2017 Inmigración destacada - Abril - Junio 2017


Other Resources


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

Catholic Charities

Mailing Address: PO Box 070912
                            Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

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Office Locations and Phone Numbers

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