Professional Immigration Services for South Florida's Refugee and Immigrant Community

WE CONTINUE TO SERVE OUR CLIENTS DURING THIS TIME OF CRISIS

In an effort to protect the health of our clients and staff, we are offering remote legal services. Please see below for instructions of how to access our services.

CONTINÚAMOS OFRECIENDO NUESTROS SERVICIOS DURANTE ESTE TIEMPO DE CRISIS

En un esfuerzo por proteger la salud de nuestros clientes y personal, estamos ofreciendo nuestros servicios legales de forma remota. Por favor, vea un poco más abajo como obtener acceso a nuestros servicios.

NOU KONTINYE OFRI SÈVIS NOU YO PANDAN MOMAN KRIZ SA

Nan efò pou pwoteje sante kliyan epi anplwaye nou yo, nou ofri sèvis legal nou yo a distans. Sil vou plè, gade anba a pou enstriksyon sou koman ou ka jwenn aksè avèk sèvis nou yo.

 

¡INFORMACIÓN, AYUDA Y RECURSOS DISPONIBLES EN NUESTRA COMUNIDAD!

Coronavirus "COVID-19"
"SAFETY FIRST"

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For more than 20 years, Catholic Legal Services has lived by its core mission to care for our staff, the agency, our clients and the community. This enduring mission guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on Wednesday, March 12, 2020.

Please know that we are vigilantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We will remain fully operational during this time. However, we believe it is crucial to listen to the advice of our Public Health officials. Our staff will be working remotely, and we have restricted access to face-to-face meetings. Therefore, we are implementing the following policies to take precautions ensuring the safety and health of our staff, the agency, our clients and the community. SEE BELOW TO FIND OUT HOW TO CONTACT US.

It is also important to have plans in place. Education and precautions are the strongest tools against infection. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 website. CLICK HERE TO GO TO CDC.

CCLS encourages you to continue to use hygiene which is the most effective way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to protect yourself and your family: Refrain from handshakes or hugs – Wash hands – Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth – Clean surfaces appropriately – Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze – Avoid close contact with people who are sick – Stay home when sick - Avoid crowded places – Keep distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

STAY SAFE!


HOW TO CONTACT US AND ACCESS OUR SERVICES
Cómo Contactarnos y Tener Acceso a Nuestros Servicios
Koman Ou Ka Kontakte Nou Epi Resevwa Sèvis Nou Yo

APPOINTMENTS ONLY
NO WALK-INS

Our offices are closed to the public until further notice. You must make an appointment with one of our representatives in order to access our services. Please do not come to the office without an appointment.

To Make an Appointment go to:

https://tinyurl.com/CCLSAPP

Or call 305-373-1073
and dial 0 for the operator

CITAS SOLAMENTE
NO SE RECIBEN PERSONAS SIN CITAS PREVIAS

Nuestras oficinas permanecerán cerradas hasta nuevo aviso. For favor no venga a nuestras oficinas sin una cita previa.

Para sacar una cita visite:

https://tinyurl.com/CCLSAPP

O puede llamarnos por teléfono al
305-373-1073
(Oprima el 0 para hablar con la recepción)

RANDEVOU SÈLMAN
NOU PAP WÈ MOUN SAN RANDEVOU

Biwo nou yo fèmen jiskaske nou voye yon lòt avi. Ou dwe pran yon randevou ak youn nan reprezantan nou yo pou ou kapab jwenn sèvis nou yo. Tanpri, pa vini nan biwo a san ou pa yon randevou.

Pou Fè Yon Randevou Vizite:

https://tinyurl.com/CCLSAPP

oubyen rele
305-373-1073
( epi peze 0 pou sekretè a)

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
― John F. Kennedy, paraphrasing Rabbi Hillel

Dear Friend and Supporter:

The visceral images from the border, the disturbing audio bites of children screaming for their parents, compel us to respond to this humanitarian crisis. Some of these children have been transferred to facilities in South Florida. Please know that Catholic Legal Services is working closely with our partners at Americans for Immigrant Justice, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, others in the legal community, and immigrant advocates, to create an effective South Florida response to this crisis.

But it is so important to also remember that DAILY in the immigration courts of Miami and the detention facilities of South Florida, parents of US citizens, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, receive removal orders from Immigration judges and face imminent deportation. This situation worsens daily as the mechanisms of deportation ramp up. It will get even worse as the humanitarian protections of TPS and DACA expire.

Help us respond to this humanitarian crisis in our midst. Help us keep South Florida’s families together and strong. Help us to endure that our neighbors receive fair and full due process, as our law requires.

ABOUT US

Founded in 1998, Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. (CLS) provides professional immigration services to the South Florida's refugee and immigrant community, particularly to low-income clients.  Services include filing documents as well as providing attorney representation before immigration authorities including the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), and Florida Dependency Court.

Throughout the years we have served thousands and thousands of clients helping them with a variety of immigration issues including obtaining employment authorization, adjusting their legal status, procuring asylum, becoming a U.S. citizen, petitioning family members, etc. Most of these services are provided free of charge for qualifying clients or for a nominal fee to those who do not quality. Oftentimes, we are able to help clients in their native language including Spanish, French, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Portuguese, and Italian.  Our clients include newcomers, detained individuals, victims of domestic violence, human trafficking survivors, individuals without legal status, people with criminal histories, juveniles, individual with physical/mental disabilities, torture survivors, and others. We serve clients without reference to their race, religion, gender, ethnic group, or other distinguishing characteristics.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide:

1. Legal representation and immigration services to those who come to South Florida from foreign lands. 
2. Care and professional assistance to those who lack sufficient means to obtain legal help.
3. Quality services without regard to faith, race, national origin, or any other distinguishing characteristic.

OUR FOCUS

Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. (CLS) focuses exclusively on helping poor immigrants obtain asylum, establish legal residency, become citizens and reunite families.CLS’ multicultural, multilingual staff help people from more than 80 different nations. As a provider of legal assistance and representation for immigrants, refugees, and impoverished people in the Archdiocese of Miami, CLS provides a full range of immigration-related legal services, from initial advice, to assistance, to full representation, to a low-income clientele.

OUR STAFF

Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. has a multicultural, multilingual, professional staff with extensive immigration expertise that has successfully helped thousands of clients from more than 80 different countries.  The staff includes attorneys, accredited representatives, paralegals, and a strong supporting team.

OUR LOCATIONS

Our offices are currently closed to the public. It is necessary to make an appointment first. Please see above how to contact us and make appointment.

DOWNTOWN OFFICE

COURTHOUSE PLAZA BUILDING
28 West Flagler Street, Suite 1000
Miami, FL 33130

Tel. 305-373-1073
Fax. 305-373-1173

OFFICE HOURS
First Time / New Clients / New Intakes
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Work Permits / I-90
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

HOLLYWOOD OFFICE

CITY COLLEGE BUILDING
6565 TAFT ST, 4th Floor
Hollywood, Florida 33024

Tel: 954-306-9537
Fax: 1-800-691-5203

OFFICE HOURS
First Time / New Clients / New Intakes
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Work Permits / I-90
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY



Copyright (c) 2020 Catholic Legal Services, Artchdiocese of Miami, Inc. All rights reserved.

Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. (CLS) is a 501 (c)(3) organization established under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Miami.
Catholic Legal Services formerly known as Catholic Charities Legal Services was created on January 8, 1998 when the Haitian services G.W.L. Legal Project (1994)
merged with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network in Miami (1988). CLS represents low-income immigrants without reference to their race, religion, gender, ethnic
group, or other distinguishing characteristics.