World Relief (Baltimore Office)
The World Relief Baltimore Immigration Legal Clinic (“The Clinic”) advises and represents immigrants and their family members in immigration matters, such as: applying for permanent residence and work permits, petitioning for family members to remain or reunite in the US, and applying for naturalization. These services may also include VAWA, TPS, and U-Status applications. We provide assistance to immigrants or their family members who reside within the state of Maryland, or who have cases with the Immigration Court in Maryland. In addition, the Clinic participates in a joint program with the University of Maryland School of Law to provide free consultations to individuals in deportation proceedings on a biweekly basis with the collaboration of volunteer pro bono attorneys. The Clinic is committed to ensuring that legal consultations are available on a continual weekly basis so that immigrants and their families will be able to understand their legal options.
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Adjustment of Status, 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 before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
||Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
||Domestic Violence Victims, 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
||English, French, Spanish
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?
||Appointments are only accepted for existing clients. Consultations are at 9:30 AM every Tuesday in Spanish and Wednesday in English. All individuals MUST arrive before 9:30 to be seen.