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 representatives who are authorized to practice immigration law by the Department of Justice. Catholic Charities' office is also recognized by the Office of Legal Access Programs who oversees the practice of immigration law in non-profit agencies. CCILS can legally represent their clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.CCILS assists clients in filing application/petitions for the following:
Evening classes are offered for a small enrollment fee (which includes a class book) ESL/Civics classes in Stockton on Monday and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Catholic School Rm #5 (4005 N. Sutter Street, Stockton) and in Modesto on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mark Twain Jr High Rm #35 (707 S. Emerald Way, Modesto) to learn English and Civics / US History questions as needed to pass the US Citizenship interview exam.
Assistance is available in English and Spanish.