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2017 Citizenship Class Schedule:

Spring: April 17, 2017-June 30, 2017

Summer: July 10, 2017-September 21, 2017

Fall: September 25, 2017- December 7, 2017

**Registration is on the first day of class**

Class Locations & Times:

Madison Office

8228 S. Madison Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46227

Mondays/Wednesdays 6PM-8PM

Tuesdays/Thursdays 10AM-12PM

The Catholic Center

1400 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46202

Mondays/Wednesdays 6PM-8PM

To register for a class, or for more information, contact Haley Bastin at (317)236-1526

 

Refugee Adjustment of Status Workshop- Green Card Application for Refugees Saturday, February 4th

(Link to flyer)

(Link to workshop questionnaire)

How to Prepare for Changes in the Presidential Administration

The new presidential administration is expected to make changes to current immigration policy. The details of what President-elect Trump will actually dowith immigration policy are unknown. Until January 19, 2017 the current Obama administration immigration policies will remain in place. Read more to find out how to prepare for this change:

(Link to flyer)

 

Supreme Court Decision June 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In a 4-4 affirmation of the 5th Circuit Court's decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today effectively blocked President Barack Obama’s November 20, 2014 executive orders on Deferred Action. These executive orders included Deferred Action for Parents of children with U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident status (DAPA) and Expanded DACA.  This means that the Deferred Action programs will not go into effect, but rather return to the lower court for further review.

Two Information sessions will be held to provide families information about what the Supreme Court’s actions mean:

Saturday, July 9, 10am La Plaza (8902 E 38th street, Indianapolis, IN  46226)

Sunday, July 10, 1:45 pm, St. Monica Catholic Church (6131 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN  46228)

Both sessions will be presented by bilingual immigration attorneys.

Please note that the original Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is still in effect.  This benefit has not been impacted.

Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance Scholarship Application 2016 click here

Greencard and Citizenship Information Day May 25th. For English click here. For Spanish click here.

How do I become a U.S. Citizen May 26th click here for details.

DACA Renewal Day (FREE Services June 4th) click here to learn more.

Citizenship Classes Begin June 12th-August 17th:

Mondays/Wednesdays 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM (Downtown & Southside locations)

Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:00 AM-12:00PM (Southside location)

Contact Haley Bastin (Habla espanol) or at (317)236-1526

The Immigrant Welcome Center’s Welcoming Cities Task Force is conducting a survey...

  • The Immigrant Welcome Center is surveying immigrants and refugees who have lived in Indianapolis for five years or less. This survey will help our city leaders understand the experiences and challenges newcomers face when they transition to life in Indianapolis. If you are immigrant or refugee who would like to take the survey, click here to take the online survey in English, French or Spanish.

History, Mission, Vision:

Catholic Charities Indianapolis is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals to provide immigration legal services for nominal fees. We consider it a privilege to serve our clients who may otherwise not be able to receive the services they need in order to make their lives better.  We believe that by providing immigration legal services, we are assisting in the strengthening of families and the enrichment of the future of our clients.

Services Offered:

Service Requirements:

Catholic Charities does not currently receive walk-ins. Persons interested in a consultation must schedule an appointment. Appointments can be scheduled by phone, e-mail, or in person.  Advice cannot be given over the phone. In order to adequately review a case, legal representatives must conduct a consultation in person.

Consultations:

Catholic Charities charges an initial consultation fee of $40.00. We ask that each person seeking an immigration benefit bring a money order for $40.00 with you to your initial consultation. At this appointment, legal representatives will gather information about you and your immigration case. We will determine if there is an immigration benefit available to you as well as whether Catholic Charities can take the case. If Catholic Charities determines that we can take your case, we will ask you to gather additional information and documents in order to continue providing assistance to you. 

Please click here to receive more information on how to prepare for your consultation.

Fees:

All initial consultations cost $40.00. The $40.00 applies to each person who is seeking an immigration benefit. For instance, if you and your entire family are applying for Adjustment of Status, Catholic Charities will charge a $40.00 for each family member. This is because we must determine eligibility of each person independently. 

Catholic Charities charges additional fees based on the type of immigration benefit the client is seeking. We strive to charge nominal fees in order to allow all persons the opportunity to receive services, no matter the level of their income. However, we also recognize that these fees can also be a burden on some people. Catholic Charities offers a sliding fee scale based on a person’s income. Please talk with a staff member for additional information on fees and fee reductions.

 

For additional information, please contact Haley Bastin (Habla espanol) or at (317)236-1526.

Click here for online form.

 

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January 19, 2016: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case on DAPA and DACA... Read More

January 11, 2016: Catholic Charities Indianapolis Information Release Fact Sheet

Stay Calm: Information About Recent Deportations

January 4, 2016: Apprehension of Immigrants... Read More

Important Information for Some DACA Recipients Who Received Three-Year* Work Authorization: Fact Sheet

July 15, 2015:

USCIS to Begin Home Visits to Retrieve Work Permits for Some DACA Recipients

USCIS Comenzara visitas a casas para recuperar permisos de trabajo de algunos beneficiarios de DACA

May 19, 2015:

Indiana Latino Institute Scholarship 2015-2016 Application

March 25, 2015:

Do you have a child living in El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras? Do you know about the Central American Minors Refugee/Parole Program?

February 22, 2015:

Letter from Indiana Religious Leaders to Gov. Pence Regarding Immigration

February 17, 2015:

CLINIC Confident US Fifth Court of Appeals Will Reject Lawsuit on Legality of the President's Executive Orders

 

 

 

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