Center for Immigration Legal & Support Services

We serve immigrants.

Fleeing persecution, violence, and displacement in their countries of origin, hundreds of thousands of immigrants arrive in the United States each year from all over the world. In San Francisco alone, immigrants account for 35% of our community members. These are our healthcare workers, educators, grocery store clerks, delivery drivers, childcare workers, bus drivers, neighbors, fellow taxpayers. Through countless hardships and obstacles, they have come seeking safety, success, and well-being for themselves and their families.


At Catholic Charities Center for Immigration Legal & Support Services, our mission is to assist our community’s immigrants with dignity and respect as they build new lives in the United States. Our compassionate team of lawyers, legal assistants, social service case workers, and administrative staff works hard to guide our 5,000+ annual clients through the complex U.S. legal immigration process. By establishing trusting relationships with clients, we help them reach milestones toward work authorizations, permanent residency, asylum, and, ultimately, their citizenship.

Immigration Relief Provided Last Month

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Catholic Charities Partners with the the State of CA to Help 7,800 Immigrants During COVID-19

They are the cleaning crews and housekeepers who quietly disinfect our homes and offices, the dishwashers and bussers of our favorite restaurants. They are the gardeners who manicure our lawns, and the nannies who love and care for our children. They are also the 7,800 resilient undocumented immigrants our Catholic Charities Center for Immigration Legal & Support Services helped apply for and receive nearly $4 million dollars in coronavirus aid from the State of California…

Mending the Digital Divide for Immigrant Families

Cony Fuentes swung into action when she learned that a San Mateo resident’s four children and nephew had started the school year doing their lessons at home on the floor, living room coffee table, kitchen counter, and beds because of their tight apartment quarters and lack of computer equipment, desks, and chairs. The mother, a housecleaner, had lost significant income due to reduced hours during the prolonged pandemic. Her husband, a handyman and gardener, faced the same challenge, often driving as far as the Central Valley to work and be gone for a week at a time. The family does not qualify for government assistance and struggles to pay their rent, relying on food banks and Catholic Charities to feed their family…