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. The purpose is to learn English and Civics/US History questions needed to pass the US citizenship interview exam. ESL/Civics classes are offered at St. Luke's Catholic School 4005 North Sutter Street, Room 5 in Stockton, on Monday and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In Modesto, Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mark Twain Jr High 707 South Emerald Way, Room 35.
Assistance is available in English and Spanish.