IMMIGRATION LEGAL Services
Catholic Charities of Idaho is a Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited non-profit organization in Idaho, providing low cost immigration legal services to individuals eligible to receive immigration benefits. CCI provides legal consultations and assistance regarding most immigration matters including citizenship, family petitions, applications for victims of certain qualifying crimes such as domestic violence and other applications. Services are provided by DOJ Accredited Representatives.
FAMILY IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES
Services include consultations to determine eligibility or to review case status and if eligible, the preparation and submission of specific petitions to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). CCI provides DOJ accredited staff and attorneys to aid in this process.
VICTIMS OF CRIME IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES
Services include consultations, the Initial intake to determine eligibility or to review case status, services provided to individuals who qualify through VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), and services to individuals who are certified as victims of qualifying criminal activity and their qualifying family members.
DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)
Catholic Charities of Idaho assists eligible youth and young adults to gain work permits and be safe from deportation through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program approved by the federal government in July of 2012. These youth and young adults were brought into the United States undocumented but are a low enforcement priority. Through DACA, these individuals will be given the opportunity to integrate themselves and fully contribute to society. Youth and young adults who are currently in the DACA program, who currently reside in Idaho, and who need assistance with their renewal applications, can contact Catholic Charities of Idaho at 208-350-7484 for assistance.
Citizenship classes are offered frequently to teach immigrants the information they need to know about the US and its customs, in order to pass the citizenship exam.