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Immigration Counseling Service (Portland Office)

  • Location:
    519 S.W. Park Ave
    Suite 610
    Portland, OR 97205
  • Phone:
    (503) 221-1689
  • Fax:
    (503) 221-3063
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

Immigration Counseling Service (ICS) is a not-for-profit immigration law firm dedicated to improving the lives of Oregon's immigrant communities through access to affordable legal services and educational forums. We assist people in many types of immigration matters, including family-based petitions; visas for victims of crime, domestic violence and trafficking; asylees and refugees fleeing violence in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Central America. Through a contract with the United States Committee on Refugees and Immigrants, ICS provides social services advocacy, case management and referral services to trafficking survivors, and represents unaccompanied minors through a grant from the Vera Institute of Justice. ICS also welcomes LGBTQ communities and works closely with them to provide immigration services. 

State served: Oregon

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, T visas, 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)
Non-legal services: Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services
Populations served: 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: English, French, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Can also serve clients in southern WA. Additional services include social services advocacy and case management and referral services to trafficking survivors. ICS also has a contract with the Vera Institute of Justice to assist unaccompanied children who are undocumented and detained in secure detention facilities, shelter, and transitional and long term foster care in Oregon.


Volunteer Coordinator
Lisa Lesage
(503) 221-1689
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