Legal Providers Warn Immigrant Families: Beware of Immigration Scams - In the wake of executive action taken last week in the U.S., local immigrants who may be eligible for administrative relief are in jeopardy of becoming victims of fraud. "Every time there are changes to immigration laws or policies, dishonest and unqualified businesses pop up that try to exploit people who are in a crisis situation and are vulnerable to begin with,” said Melissa Marantes, immigration attorney, Catholic Charities of Central Florida (CCCF). Read More...
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About Our Mission
Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Services' mission is to assist the church in its role of "welcoming the stranger" by providing various services targeted to the specific needs of the Central Florida immigrant community.
Our staff and volunteers seek to provide quality resettlement services to newly arrived refugees, ensure families have access to affordable immigration related services, and promote justice, compassion and acceptance for all newcomers.
Catholic Charities has been providing immigration services in Central Florida since 1988. The agency is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) as a program that provides low-cost immigration counseling and has the necessary experience and knowledge relating to immigration law and procedures.
Our goal is to ensure that all individuals and families have access to affordable immigration-related services.
Initial consultations and legal advice are provided concerning your immigration questions. All inquiries are confidential in nature. We are not the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); however, Catholic Charities personnel are authorized to present cases before the USCIS and immigration court.
If you are eligible for certain immigration benefits, our experienced, multilingual staff of attorneys and BIA accredited representatives can assist with application preparation and supporting documentation. If your case requires extensive legal expertise, a decision to accept your case will be made after careful review of all issues.
Catholic Charities of Central Florida, Legal Immigration Services assists eligible youth and young adults in the completion of requests for deferred action. Visit Services Offered or contact our office for more information and to schedule an appointment.
1771 N. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32807
Download the Immigration Services Fact Sheet:
Immigration Fact Sheet (453 KB)
Sponsored by Catholic Charities of Central Florida and the State of Florida,Department of Children and Families.