Immigration & Citizenship Project
CRLAF’s Immigration & Citizenship Project promotes access to immigration relief (when available) and information about immigration laws for the rural poor.
We achieve this by providing:
Pro bono representation in select cases for immigrants appearing before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), and in federal court;
Technical assistance, training, and co-counseling for IOLTA-funded direct service providers;
Community education and training on select immigration law topics.
Since the Immigrant & Citizenship Project’s inception, CRLAF staff, volunteer attorneys and law students have helped thousands of people in California's Central Valley apply for naturalization. During the past several years the Project has provided pro bono representation to immigrant victims of crime, including domestic violence, seeking to regularize their immigration status and be reunited with family members.