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Immigration Legal Services

Immigration Legal Services (ILS) focuses on the provision of direct legal immigration services to foreign-born individuals and their families. Last year, we worked with more than 4,400 cases, ranging from consultations to full representation.  ILS has represented individuals from more than 135 countries around the world needing legal assistance with an immigration matter.  ILS also focuses on training lawyers to provide pro bono services and educating community groups on the latest immigration issues.

*For information on pro bono civil legal aid, click here.

Click Here for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


For general inquiries, please call (202) 772-4352.

Intake Locations

If you need help with an immigration legal matter, our intake sessions are the first step. Please come to any of the following locations during weekly walk-in hours. Consultation fees are listed for each. Please note:

• Walk-in clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Bring all documents related to your case.
• If you have been arrested, you must bring documents to show the disposition of the case. 
• For information from ILS on DACA requirements, click here

Walk-In Hours

924 G St., NW, Washington DC (Downtown) (Map Here)
Walk-ins: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am (Phone: 202-772-4352)
Consultation fee: $60

1618 Monroe St., NW Washington, DC (Columbia Heights) (Map Here)
Walk-ins, including DACA Consultations: Wednesdays, 9 am - 1 pm (Phone: 202-939-2420)
Consultation fee: $40

12247 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD (Map Here)
Walk-ins, including DACA Consultations: Thursday, 8 am - 11 am (Phone: 301-942-1790)
Consultation fee: $60

Charla/General Immigration Sessions

201 E. Diamond Ave., 3rd Floor, Gaithersburg, MD (Map Here
Information sessions are conducted in Spanish only.
Information Session Fee: $40

• Charla / General immigration session in Spanish only, Wednesdays at noon
• DACA session in Spanish, Wednesdays at 11 am


Appointments

201 E. Diamond Ave., 3rd Floor, Gaithersburg, MD (Map Here)
Consultations in English and Spanish are available at this location by appointment only. Please call 301-740-2523 to schedule your appointment. 
Consultation Fee: $60

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Please download instructions or view this instructional video.You can also contact Jenny Cachaya at LOPC@CatholicCharitiesDC.org
or 301-942-1790 ext. 117


Get Involved In Our Work!

Donate: With your support, we are able to provide much-needed legal services and community education to the most vulnerable immigrants in the greater Washington, DC, area. Make a direct donation to Immigration Legal Services here.

Volunteer: Are you an attorney interested in human rights and serving refugees and asylees seeking safe haven in the United States? Don't know anything about immigration law? We can teach you and use your talents! At any time, our small staff of attorneys have more than 2,500 cases open.
To learn more, contact Jim Feroli at james.feroli@catholiccharitiesdc.org.

The generous support of Maryland Legal Services Corporation, Montgomery County, MD, and individual and law firm donors enables our Immigration Legal team to continue to offer in-depth comprehensive services to our clients.  Thank you on our behalf and on behalf of the immigrants we serve.

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