Immigration Legal Services

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“Thank you for all your help that you have always given me and my children,
and that which 
you continue to give freely. In difficult moments for me,
you were always there to help me. You do not know this, but I was without a
job for three months when I received my permanent residency,
thanks to you, and I was able to get my job back. Now I feel I have strength to
face anything! I know that to say “Thank You” is a phrase very easy to say and
very simple to write, and I feel that nothing is enough to express appreciation for
all your unconditional help. You are an exceptional woman, always with that capability,
with that optimism, but with humility. You are a beautiful person inside
and out; you should never change. Thank you for all your patience and your help.
Thanks to you and your assistant, both of you are exceptional.

May God bless you always.”

 

This program provides low cost, high quality immigration legal services to those who cannot afford a private attorney. Our offices handle primarily family-based immigration cases, including assisting immigrants in filing for permanent residency in the United States and helping immigrants to consular process through consulates abroad.  We help immigrants to file for Naturalization, Temporary Protected Status, renewal of work permits and permanent resident cards, as well as assisting in applications for removal of conditions on residency, NACARA, fiance visas, Deferred Action for Childood Arrivals (DACA), religious visas, and extensions of non-immigrant visas. Additionally, we assist immigrant victims of crime to file for U visas and self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). We are an affiliate of the Catholic Legal immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Catholic Charities Office of Immigration Services charges a fee for providing these services, but our fees are minimal and are based on a sliding scale for income. We serve immigrants who are currently living in South Carolina. These services are by appointment only, and those interested in receiving services must make an appointment before being seen. Currently, we have offices in Greenville, Charleston, and Hilton Head. Contact information for these offices may be found here. Our Mount Pleasant, Berea and Hilton Head locations are recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals as they employ individuals who are BIA accredited representatives.

See what’s happening in Immigration Services on our blog.

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On November 20, 2014, President Obama issued an administrative order giving immigration relief to parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, as well as expanding the relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Catholic Charities, in partnership with Lighthouse Immigration Services, has created this flyer to help immigrants prepare for administrative relief.

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