Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles - Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Service
Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Service (IRIS) is a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and is the Los Angeles affiliate of three National Voluntary agencies: Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and Church World Service (CWS). IRIS provides refugee reception and placement services, low-cost immigration legal assistance (family based, DACA, Citizenship, etc.), and is a Los Angeles County Refugee Employment Provider. IRIS has an on-staff immigration attorney and is a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Recognized Agency with DOJ accredited staff. IRIS specializes in citizenship, adjustment of status, refugee and asylee petitioners, and all forms of family-based immigration.
||Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
|Types of immigration legal services provided:
||Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
||Citizenship / Civics classes, Employment services, ESL, Referrals to other services
||Individuals who are not in legal immigration status
||Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, English, Farsi, German, Iraqi, Kurdish, Persian, Russian, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Turkish
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?
||Extensive refugee resettlement services including extended case management, community orientation, ESL for Refugee & Asylee seniors, and petitions for family members. Additionally, free English as a Second Language (ESL) and Civics classes for Legal Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) interested in becoming US Citizens.