Immigration Services Contact

(209) 644-2606

Immigration Legal Services & Citizenship Classes

Legal permanent residency or citizenship can be yours.

Becoming a U.S. citizen is a dream for many, and there are different ways to achieve that. Most people will first apply to become a legal permanent resident, and then become a naturalized citizen. You can also gain citizenship through marriage, your parents, or military service.

El Concilio has been providing free and low-cost bilingual citizenship preparation and immigration legal services since 1968. We have the experience and expertise to help you navigate this exciting new world of opportunity. Our Immigration Legal Services team provides low-cost or no-cost immigration services for immigrants, refugees, asylees, Dreamers, victims of domestic violence. and low-income immigrants.

Our services are here to help everyone, offering comprehensive immigration legal services for naturalization application filings, legal permanent resident status, renewal services, eligibility screenings, and all application filings, as well as an innovative, bilingual citizenship preparation instruction program.

Navigating the immigration system can be complicated.

Our New American Citizenship Pathways campaign represents El Concilio’s unique approach to provide seamless immigration services across the various services needed by those seeking citizenship. We also assist clients in requesting waivers of application fees, allowing many to gain immigration benefits that would otherwise be unattainable.

Distinguishing El Concilio from others is our history of helping undocumented working-immigrants attain legal status and a green card, bringing them out of the shadows and empowering them with the ability to get better jobs and provide security and stability for them, their families and the community.

Every Immigrant adds to the strength of a nation

Our Immigrant Integration Team seeks to expand opportunities for immigrants, so they may participate fully in society, as well as enhance their experiences and perspectives through outreach and education so they understand and benefit from new opportunities.

Services include:

Visa Processing

Permanent Residency
Green Card Renewals
Family Petitions
Affidavit of Support
Removal Conditions

Freedom of Information Requests
Advance Parole Request for Evidence
Advice & Referrals
Individual & Family Consultations
Community Education

Immigration Workshops and Seminars

The immigration team holds free workshops throughout the year in both Spanish and English, including DACA workshops, Citizenship Application, & Eligibility workshops, and Know Your Rights seminars.

Free comprehensive citizenship education services

We understand your needs, so our Citizenship Classes are free, bilingual, and open entry. Our team of experienced, professional volunteer instructors are all either former teachers, college professors, retired lawyers, or retired judges.

Adapted from the Smithsonian’s “Preparing for the Oath,” our course combines interactive videos and activities. The course offers a complete experience in your preparation for the naturalization exam – from the oral civics test portion of the interview, to extensive interviews practice and role play – offering you the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for effective civic participation.

Our citizenship classes help you fully integrate into U.S. society.

Our course enhances your experience, promoting the attitudes of effective citizenship. The belief in liberty, equality, human rights, personal responsibility and the common good; honesty, integrity; a sense of personal efficacy are integral to your preparation.

For the Citizenship Class schedule, request classes for your group, or to be a volunteer citizenship instructor call (209) 644-2606