Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc.

Legal Services for Immigrants

New Information & Resources

DHS Dramatically Expands Use of Expedited Removal

Know Your Rights: If ICE Comes to Your Workplace (English, Spanish, and Arabic translation)

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:

Gloria Maldonado
414-643-8570 Ext. 4418

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




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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

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