ALLIES Immigrant Integration Goal

3. Credentials & Residency

Obtaining Credentials and Residency is a goal for many immigrants seeking documentation, work permits, or U.S. citizenship. It can also be a critical step towards achieving other goals that require one to possess a specific status, credential or other document.

The resources listed below are organizations and other information in support of this goal.

A New America
Working with traditionally challenged communities, which include new Americans (new citizens, refugees and immigrants), women, minorities and low to moderate income households, to empower them to make  their American dream a reality while contributing to the economic growth and social capital of their communities. Offices in Berkeley, San Jose and Oakland, CA Key Words: Education, Immigrant Integration, ALLIES3

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Amigos de Guadalupe
The organization (Amigos) addresses inequities through community organizing and advocacy, direct social service. and education (including Legal clinics, Family based petitions, Citizenship applications, ESL and Citizenship Classes Know Your Rights workshops, emergency family plans, after-school and summer programming for young children and youth), scholarships for new and continuing college students, Amigos has a partnership with Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, the heart of the relationships that make up the San Jose Mayfair community. Key Words: Financial Aid Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES5, ALLIES7

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Asian Law Alliance (ALA)
A community law office established in 1977 to provide individual legal assistance, community legal education, and community advocacy for the Asian Pacific American population of Santa Clara County. Legal Immigration and Citizenship services. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration Multi-language: Vietnamese, Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), Tagalog, Korean. and other languages as needed. Key Words: Housing, Domestic Violence, Civil Rights, Public Benefits, DACA, SCC OIR List

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Bay Area Legal Aid
Free civil legal services that help overcome legal barriers to life's basics. Serving children, disadvantaged families, frail seniors, domestic violence survivors and persons with disabilities. Immigration services include SIJS Adjustments and U-Visas. Unaccompanied Minors. BIA Accredited Non-Profit Legal LEGAL ADVICE LINE 800-551-5554 Multi-Language: Cantonese Chinese, English, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese Serving Santa Clara County| | San Mateo County| Alameda County| San Francisco County| Contra Costa County| Marin County| Napa County| SCC OIR List

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Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Citizenship services provided in English and Spanish, including assessment of eligibility, application assistance, interview preparation, ESL and citizenship classes at offices in San Jose and Gilroy. CC provides resettlement and retraining services for refugees and asylees. Deferred Action (DACA), Foster Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Disaster Casework. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration and CADRE Many other free and sliding scale social programs for children, adults and seniors. | Directory of Social Services | Multi-language https://www.facebook.com/WorkingToEndPoverty/?ref=ts Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES7

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Catholic Legal Immigration Clinic
Resources including manuals, handbooks, blogs, and other information to expand delivery of legal services to indigent and low-income immigrants. Embracing the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger, CLINIC promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community legal immigration programs. Key Words: ALLIES3

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Center for Employment Training (CET)
One of the most successful vocational training programs in the nation, Center for Employment Training has always been a place where the whole person is the focus. Employment Assistance, Childcare, ESL, Vocational Training, Member of CADRE Disaster Collaboration, Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese 14 Centers in 4 states: Alexandria, VA, Coachella, CA Colton, CA, Durham, NC (2), El Centro, CA, El Paso, TX, Oxnard, CA, Sacramento, CA Salinas, CA, San Diego, CA, San Jose, CA, Santa Maria, CA, Soledad, CA, Watsonville, CA Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3

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Center for Employment Training (CET) Immigration Service
With the support of volunteers and collaborative partners, the Immigration and Citizenship Program is able to provide services in over 20 languages. Full-time staff speak English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. ICP offers immigration legal, citizenship, and English as a Second Language (ESL) assistance. Staff is accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Multi-language Key Words: DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA), Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration, https://www.facebook.com/CetImmigrationCitizenshipProgram/

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Centro de Ayuda Legal para Inmigrantes (CALI)
Services: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), DAPA, Employment authorization, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Languages: English, Spanish, Tagalog Key Words: ALLIES3

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Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)
Specializing in immigration, housing, workers' rights, records clearance, and consumer protection. Offices in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Francisco and Burlingame. Key Words:ALLIES3, SCC OIR Legal Provider List

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Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, with regional offices nationwide and in Canada. The national headquarters is located in Washington DC. Key Words: Muslim, SCC, KYR, Know Your Rights, Offices in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Clara

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Human Agenda CLARO Project
Since 2015, CLARO is a legal collective that provides free accessible immigration consultations and legal services for low-income immigrants. immigration legal services, deportation defense, political asylum, post-conviction relief, expungement applications. asylum, cancellation of removal, and more. Multi-language: Spanish, Farsi

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IRC (International Rescue Committee) - San Jose
Providing Immigration legal services, legal consultations, relative visa petitions, adjustment of status, consular processing, employment authorization, affidavit of support, removal of conditional residence, refugee travel documents, naturalization, alien registration card replacement, freedom of information act request, document authenticity, information and referral. Member SCC Citizenship Collaboration. Multi-language: French, Laotian, Persian, Thai, Vietnamese, Oromo, Somali, Amharic, Assyrian, Arabic. Key Words: Refugee

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Immigration Services of Mt. View
ISMV is a small non-profit organization, providing low cost services focused on family-based immigration law with an emphasis on helping victims of domestic violence or other serious crime and students who dream of legalizing their status in the US. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Women, Education, DACA, DAPA SCC OIR List

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Jewish Family & Children's Services (JFCS)
Programs for adults, seniors, youth, children, refugees, emegres. Immigration, ESL and Citizenship assistance, financial assistance. Educational Scholarships and Loans Offices in Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Rafael, and Santa Rosa Key Words: Counties of Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, SF, and Santa Clara, SCC, Koret, LGBT, Domestic Violence, Hospice, Counseling, Emergency Assistance Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES5

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Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center
Provides pro bono advice and representation in several areas including: Consumer Law, Immigration Law, Workers' Rights, Tenants Rights, Community Workshops, Low Income Tax Clinic, Advice Clinics Multi-language Workshops: English, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
The Law Foundation is a non-profit agency that provides free legal services to Silicon Valley individuals in need. Our services are available through five programs: Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, Health Legal Services, Fair Housing Law Project, Mental Health Advocacy Project, and Public Interest Law Firm. Spanish Key Words: domestic violence; family law, and guardianships for youth; special education; housing law; health legal services, ALLIES3,

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Legal Aid Society
LAS provides free, civil legal services for those low-income persons unable to obtain access to the judicial system through other avenues. Community members provided with the needed tools to advocate for themselves and to lead more independent lives. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Advocacy, Bay Area Non-Profit

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Pangea Legal Services
Services: low fee and free full-scope legal representation to immigrants in both detained and non-detained immigration court proceedings.  We focus on deportation defense; Multi-Language: Spanish, English, Farsi, French, German, Persian, Portuguese Offices in Milpitas and San Francisco

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Prerna
Prerna2Inspire ia a non-profit organization focused on the humanitarian efforts of enabling refugee families from conflict countries across the globe the opportunity to lead a sustainable life on arrival in the US. Prerna supports enrollment in education at all levels, as well as homework aid, ESL Classes and career Planning. Employment search assistance. (Officially established as a Non-Profit Corp in July 2015.) Key Words: Professional

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Project SHINE (Students Helping In the Naturalization of Elders)
Project SHINE at San Jose State University is an intergenerational and intercultural community learning program. SHINE links community learning students with older immigrants and refugees seeking to learn English and navigate the complex path to U.S. citizenship. In community centers, and other selected sites students tutor elders in English and computer literacy, helping them become more actively engaged in their communities, and teach the U.S. history and civics needed to pass the citizenship exam. Key Words: Allies3, Allies5

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SCC Libraries (SCCL)
8 Santa Clara County branch locations, 24/7 E-resources, plus a bookmobile. (Serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and Woodland) Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Access to numerous resources including multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Tutoring, Immigration Legal Asst Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIE3, ALLIES6, ALLIES7 See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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San Jose Public Library System (SJPL)
27 Branches, Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Tutoring, Partners in Reading, Literacy, Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES6, ALLIES7

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Services, Immigration Rights & Education Network (SIREN)
SIREN provides free and sliding scale citizenship, legalization and advocacy services to the immigrant community in Santa Clara County, CA. General Phone (408) 453-3003. Immigrant Q&A Line: English & Spanish: (408) 453-3017, English & Vietnamese: (408) 453-3013 Bay Area BIA Accredited Non-Profit Multi-language, Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration Key Words: Know Your Rights (KYR), DACA, VAWA,

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Step Forward Foundation
Services: Low cost immigration representation to families and victims of violence. Our services include legal counseling on eligibility for immigration benefits, as well as full scope representation for social justice and family based petitions. Free legal clinics every Monday and Wednesday in Morgan Hill. Advice to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Appointment Necessary. BIA Accredited Non-Profit Legal Multi-language: Spanish

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Trusted Providers of Citizenship & Immigration Legal Assistance
A listing of non-profit attorney and BIA accredited service organizations providing citizenship, immigration, and other legal assistance in Santa Clara County and Bay Area. Low cost or free assistance and Multi-language capabilities. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, other.

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Upwardly Global
Highly qualified immigrant professionals want to rebuild their careers here in the U.S., but they're not familiar with the American way to job search. We are a nonprofit organization that helps highly-skilled immigrants, refugees and asylees reclaim their careers here in the United States and helps American employers discover and understand this hidden talent pool. Professional Licensing Guides | Offices in San Francisco and San Jose, CA English Flyer | Spanish Flyer | Russian Flyer | Chinese Flyer | Portuguese Flyer | Key Words: Employment, Career, Professional, Allies3

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