Immigration and Citizenship Resources
LA County Library has partnered with the LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs to create Path2Citizenship, a website that guides you through the process of obtaining US citizenship, and links to many helpful resources. Watch this video to guide you through all the great resources available on the Path2Citizenship web site.
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles (CCLA) provides support and advocacy to individuals and families, helping them to legalize their residency status and become naturalized citizens. They offer bi-weekly Citizenship workshops and their immigration counselors are available to help individuals determine their eligibility for United States citizenship. For more info call (213) 251-3411 or visit their website.
NALEO Educational Fund operates a national bilingual citizenship hotline, which is headquartered in its Los Angeles offices and staffed year-round by fully-trained operators who can answer questions about the naturalization process and the availability of local resources. Questions? Call 888-839-8682 or visit their website at www.naleo.org.
¡Protégete! ¡Ciudadanía Ya!
¡Protégete! ¡Ciudadanía Ya! is a community-based campaign that brings together a multi-sector coalition of the region’s most prominent immigrant rights organizations, local elected officials, philanthropic organizations and Spanish-language media companies. To learn more about the services offered, please call 888-839-8682 or visit http://ciudadaniaya.info/home/.
CARECEN empowers Central Americans and all immigrants by defending human and civil rights, working for social and economic justice and promoting cultural diversity. CARECEN has three legal offices, in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and San Bernardino. For more info, call 213-385-7800 or visit their website at https://www.carecen-la.org/.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
The largest California-based immigrant rights organization, CHIRLA is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to provide immigration legal services at low-cost to its members. All legal staff and volunteers at CHIRLA are supervised by licensed attorneys, BIA-accredited representatives, and Juris Doctors. For more info, call 1-888-6CHIRLA or visit www.chirla.org.