Immigration

CAIR-SV’s Immigrants’ Rights Center provides high-quality, low-cost or pro bono services to individuals otherwise unable to obtain legal assistance.

Types of Cases We Handle:

  • Adjustment of Status – A process by which an eligible applicant becomes a green card holder without having to go abroad and apply for an immigrant visa
  • Asylum – A process by which individuals who suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution if returned to their country of origin gain status in the U.S.
  • Family Petition – A process by which relatives become eligible for a green card or visa through a petition filed on their behalf.
  • Naturalization – A process by which a legal permanent resident acquires U.S. citizenship
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) – A temporary immigration status granted to eligible nationals of select countries due to unsafe conditions.
  • T-Visa – A visa that allows certain victims of human trafficking and their immediate family members to temporarily stay and work in the U.S.
  • U-Visa – A visa that grants victims of certain crimes temporary legal status and work eligibility in the U.S.
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) – A self-petition that allows certain abused spouses, children, or parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, to apply for legal status in the U.S. without the abuser’s knowledge.