Hispanic Services Council
Hispanic Services Council (HSC) is a private, nonprofit organization that increases access and opportunities for Latinos and influences the systems that serve them. Their work focuses on developing opportunities that result in an educated, healthy, prosperous, and engaged Latino community. They are building networks of mutual support and collective action that will result in increases in the academic performance of Latino children in K-3rd grade, healthy living and eating behaviors, improvement in the quality of life of communities, and leadership and civic engagement of Latinos at all levels in the community. As a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited agency, HSC provides affordable immigration legal services to the immigrant community through its Immigration Legal Services & Advocacy program.
||Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, 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, Federal court appeals
||Citizenship / Civics classes, Referrals to other services, Social services
||Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Torture survivors
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
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