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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas - La Luz Center for Legal Assistance

  • Location:
    2220 Central Ave
    Kansas City, KS 66102
  • Phone:
    (913) 621-1504
  • Fax:
    (913) 621-7066
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, La Luz Center for Legal Assistance is a nonprofit immigration program that addresses deficient local community capacity in the provision of low cost legal representation to refugee and immigrant populations in the state of Kansas.

Counties served: Anderson, Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Lyon, Marshall, Miami, Osage, Pottawatomie, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Wyandotte

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Non-legal services: Employment services, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Burmese, English, Nepali, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Drop-ins on Wednesday mornings only. Can also serve clients in Kansas City, MO