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Community Immigration Law Center

  • Location:
    944 E. Gorham
    Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone:
    (608) 640-4444
  • Fax:
    (608) 640-4447
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

The Community Immigration Law Center is a non-profit organization which offers a variety of services: free legal representation to detained non-citizens in removal proceedings (must meet eligibility requirements), legal immigration services on a sliding scale fee basis, and a free walk-in immigration clinic, which occurs every 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 1:30-5pm. The clinic is first come, first serve, and each person will receive a private consultation with a volunteer immigration lawyer about their case.

Counties served: Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock, Sauk
Detention Facilities Served: Dodge Detention Facility (WI), Kenosha County Detention Center (WI)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, 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), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, 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: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: This organization is able to serve clients statewide. Legal services offered to detained individuals in deportation proceedings are offered free of charge, granted they meet eligibility requirements. All other services are offered on a sliding fee scale.