Immigrants’ Rights Center

Based on the community’s need and through your generous support, we are now able to expand our legal services. As of November 2017, we will offer low-cost or pro bono legal assistance for immigration matters. Our office will assist individuals with:

  • Citizenship applications
  • Adjustment of status
  • Family petitions
  • Asylum
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • T and U-visas
  • Violence against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitions

Unfortunately, the Muslim community has been affected by discriminatory immigration policies for many years. In the past, the community was targeted by the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERs) implemented post-9/11. And currently, Muslim immigrants are often impacted by the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CARRP). Under the CARRP program, US Customs & Immigration Services often subjects Muslim immigrants to pretextual application denials and huge delays in processing their applications.

This year, we saw nationals of seven majority Muslim countries banned from entering the U.S. through an executive order signed by President Trump as he attempted to fulfill his campaign promise to ban all Muslims. In the 30 days following the first Muslim Ban Executive Order, our lawyers and staff assisted many individuals who contacted us for guidance amid the chaos. We continue to receive calls from concerned travelers and their families.

We know now more than ever it is critical that the Muslim community have access to high quality culturally competent immigration representation. We are excited to officially launch this program and offer immigration services from our office for the first time after many years of standing up for the civil rights of the Muslim community.

To obtain more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 916-441-6269 or via email irc@sacval.cair.com . You can also click on the "Report and Incident" button on the right and submit an IRC request through our secure form.