Low-income individuals in the counties of San Joaquin, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine, Mono and Stanislaus who are in need of immigration and naturalization assistance.
Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services (CCILS) serves those who are disadvantaged and low-income by providing low-cost professional services related to Immigration and Naturalization. CCILS also engages in community outreach and advocacy for the immigrant community within several counties. CCILS provides case management, updated information on immigration policies and procedures and supportive counseling. In addition, case managers are accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals. They legally represent their clients before USCIS.CCILS assists clients in filing application/petitions for the following:
They offer FREE ESL/Civics classes in Stockton on Monday and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and in Modesto on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to learn English and the Civics questions needed to pass the US Citizenship test.
Assistance is available in English and Spanish.