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Church World Service - Immigration Legal Services Program (Lancaster Office)

  • Location:
    308 E. King St
    Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone:
    (717) 358-9728
  • Fax:
    (717) 381-2896
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Church World Service - Immigration and Refugee Program in Lancaster is a branch office of CWS/NY. It is a refugee resettlement agency and Cuban/ Haitian resettlement site. We offer three refugee/asylee/parolee employment programs, including Match Grant. The Immigration Legal Services Program provides legal immigration counseling and representation for a nominal fee and specializes in family-based and humanitarian-based immigration matters. Legal services are available to anyone in the community, regardless of status. Four staff members are accredited, with over 25 years combined experience in immigration law.

Counties served: Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon
Detention Facilities Served: York County Prison (PA)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews)
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Citizenship / Civics classes, Employment services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Arabic, Burmese, English, French, Nepali, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Affirmative asylum cases and accompanying clients to USCIS interviews is done on a limited basis. Also, provides green card replacement/renewal and professional legal advice and consultations.

ciri partners

  • asian americans advancing justice
  • american immigration council
  • afl cio
  • american immigration council
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • the center for popular democracy
  • catholic immigration network
  • center for migration studies
  • fair immigration reform movement
  • farmworker justice
  • immigration advocates network
  • immigration legal resource center
  • naleo educational fund
  • national alliance of latin american and caribbean communities
  • national council of la raza
  • national day laborer organizing network
  • national immigrant justice center
  • national immigration law center
  • national immigration project
  • picon national network
  • picon national network
  • ufw foundation
  • unite here!
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  • united we dream
  • women for common sense immigration reform
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