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 IMMIGRATION SERVICES 

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Legal Consultations

Our office is currently providing general consultations to applicants and assisting on a case by case basis.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 5 PM

Telephone: (559) 291-5428

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an administrative relief that allows eligible immigrants to request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.

The Education & Leadership Foundation’s Immigration Integration Help Center (IIHC) representatives and its volunteers are committed to informing, protecting, and providing the best services to individuals who are eligible to renew their DACA. This service is free of charge for eligible low income residents of California.

Presently, ELF’s is not submitting DACA Initial Applications pursuant to the July 16, 2021 order from the Southern District of Texas, DACA Initial applications can be submitted to USCIS but are not currently being reviewed or approved by USCIS.

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Family Petition

Family of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents may petition for certain family members to receive either a Green Card, a fiancé(e) visa or a K-3/K-4 visa based on the relationship. Our office is assisting with a Legal consultation to determine applicants eligibility.

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Adjustment of Status is the process that eligible immigrants can use to apply for lawful permanent resident status when present in the United States.

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Applicants with an approved immigrant petition can apply at a U.S. Department of State consulate abroad for an immigrant visa in order to come to the United States and be admitted as a permanent resident. This process is determined on a case by case basis.

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An immigration waiver is a pardon for a specific immigration violation. The  I-601A Provisional Waiver allows immigrants who are statutorily eligible for an immigrant visa;  who only need a waiver of inadmissibility for unlawful presence to apply for that waiver in the United States before they depart for their immigrant visa interview. The I-601 Inadmissibility waiver is for immigrants who are ineligible to be admitted to the United States as an immigrant or to adjust status in the United States

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Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a lawful permanent resident after meeting the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Our office is currently screening and assisting eligible applicants to become U.S. citizens.

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U-Visas

Victims of eligible crimes who have been helpful in a criminal investigation or prosecution may qualify for a visa that can lead to legal status in the United States.

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VAWA

Immigration relief that allows abused spouses, children, and parents of U.S citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to self-petition for legal status in the United States.

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Advance Parole (AP)

Advance Parole is a travel document that allows certain immigrants inside the United States to depart and seek to reenter the country after traveling abroad temporarily.

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Immigration benefit available to spouses, parents and children of U.S. citizens and Lawful permanent residents who are, or were once enrolled in the U.S military. Individuals who are granted PIP are given authorized stay, work authorization, and are paroled for adjustment purposes.

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Removal defense involves representing and advocating for immigrants facing deportation from the United States, the process involves appearing before an immigration judge in immigration court. ELF’s Removal defense attorney is assisting on a case by case basis.

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Immigration Education and Outreach

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Immigration Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Immigration Workshop - With the General Consulate of El Salvador
    Dec 03, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Salinas, CA, 118 E Gabilan St, Salinas, CA 93901, USA
    Assisting with General consultations, Naturalization and DACA Renewals.
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  • DACA Renewal Workshop!
    Dec 06, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    ELF Ashlan Office, 4290 E Ashlan Ave, Fresno, CA 93726, USA
    Assisting with DACA Renewals, Naturalization, and General consultations.
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