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Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge - Immigration Legal Services

  • Location:
    1900 S. Acadian Thruway
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • Phone:
    (225) 336-8700
  • Fax:
    (225) 346-0020
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website, (225) 346-0660
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Immigration Legal Services at Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge provides services to U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, detainees, refugees, asylees, and immigrant victims of domestic violence and other crimes. Through these services and a variety of other programs, Catholic Charities provides the tools and opportunities to newcomers to rebuild their lives and contribute to our community.

Counties served: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, Saint Helena, Saint James, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana
Detention Facilities Served: LaSalle Detention Facility (LA), South Louisiana Correctional Center (LA)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, 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)
Other areas of legal assistance: Prisoners
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Employment services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Psychological or psychiatric services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, 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: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Serves Legal Orientation Program (LOP) at LaSalle Detention Center in Jena, LA and Pine Prairie Correctional Facility in Pine Prairie, LA. This organization is a partner of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.