Counsel and advice in all areas of immigration law, including assistance with various
immigration applications, and legal referrals
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President Obama's November 20th Immigration Executive Order
DEFERRED ACTION: Dreamers & Parents of US Citizen/green card children
Applying for Deferred Action: August 2012
Applying for Deferred Action Parents: May 20, 2015
Applying for Deferred Action (no age limit): February 20, 2015
Know your rights under the law
The Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Legal Assistance Project is here to help. Experience staff immigration attorneys will explain President Obama's new Deferred Action Executive Order.
- Our office is located in the USCIS (Immigration Service) Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles
- We are a low-cost non-profit immigration legal services
- No appointment is necessary. Just come in
- $20.00 for a consultation fee
- We have been trusted in the immigrant community for more than 40 years
- Lawyer Referral is available, if necessary
- Experienced immigration attorney staff, paralegals, and volunteer attorneys are here to help you understand the order
- We speak Spanish & English
Immigration Legal Assistance Project
300 North Los Angeles Street, Room 3107 (3rd floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Monday—Friday: 8:00 AM to Noon and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association
The Immigration Legal Assistance Project provides, for a nominal fee, legal assistance and counseling to all categories of low-income persons. The project also provides immigration "services" for the private immigration bar. The project uses its limited resources to:
- Provide immigration legal advice for U.S. Citizens, immigrants, and aliens.
- Prepare immigration and naturalization forms.
- Translate, certify, notarize, and copy documents.
- Tie in lawyer referral service and all appropriate social service agencies.
- Train law students, attorneys, and volunteers in all aspects of immigration law and procedures.
Community Event: January 31st
Angelica Lutheran Church
Gearing up for Deferred Action Parents: January 31st
The Los Angeles County Bar Association's Immigration Legal Assistance Project and the Immigration & Nationality Law Section hosted an event to provide free consultations and advice on President Obama's immigration executive order of November 20, 2014. Under this new program parents of US Citizens or lawful permanent residents will be able to seek a work permit for 3 years.
"Who is eligible for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program?"
To be eligible for deferred action under DAPA, you must:
- Be the parent of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
- Have continuously lived in the U.S. since January 1, 2010.
- Have been present in the U.S. on November 20, 2014. It's also likely that you will need to be present in the U.S. every day from now until you apply for DAPA.
- Not have a lawful immigration status on November 20, 2014. To meet this requirement, (1) you must have entered the U.S. without papers, or, if you entered lawfully, your lawful immigration status must have expired before November 20, 2014; and (2) you must not have a lawful immigration status at the time you apply for DAPA.
- Have not been convicted of certain criminal offenses, including any felonies and some misdemeanors.
Eight pro bono attorneys provided consultations to approximately 30 families seeking legal advice on this new program. The Immigration Legal Assistance Project will be helping the immigrant community with the paperwork. The program will begin sometime the end of May. For more information call the Project at (213) 485-1873.
Law Day: May 2, 2014: La Placita Olvera
reminding attorneys of our responsibility as attorneys to ensure that all persons
receive equal access to justice under the law
The Los Angeles County Bar Association's Immigration Legal Assistance Project and Immigration & Nationality Law Section hosted an Immigration Fair to provide free consultations, advice and attorney referrals for those seeking citizenship and/or legal residency in the United States as part of this year's Law Week. The Immigration Fair was started 24 years ago to help the immigrant community understand the laws that affect their lives and to promote a better understanding of the legal system for this underserved population.
Thirty-two attorneys provided consultations to approximately 100 persons seeking legal advice on their immigration cases. The Immigration Fair plays an important role in providing the immigrant community with accurate information about obtaining U.S. citizenship. With little money and/or access to licensed attorneys, many immigrants fall prey to "notarios" or immigration "consultants" who can provide costly and inaccurate information which could result in deportation.
Leticia Cobelo Fernandez dedicates her career to helping everyday people gain access to the immigration law.
Photo of volunteer attorney Leticia Cobelo Fernandez.
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