Legal

Immigration

CCS Family Immigration Service

CCS Family Immigration Service The Family Immigration Service provides quality family-based immigration assistance to those who care to become citizen or legalize their status (DACA, Green Card, Travel Documents, Employment Authorization.) Sliding scale. They can do referrals for other types of cases. Call for an appointment - (360) 416-7095. Mount Vernon, WA

Local (Skagit/Whatcom) - attorney referral list – view/download (.pdf)

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project NWIRP advances the legal rights and dignity of low-income immigrants in Washington State by pursuing and preserving their legal status through legal representation, education and public policy. They provide legal assistance at the Tacoma Detention Center.

 

Immigration Lawyer

Immigration Lawyer American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides its members (immigration lawyers and law professors) with continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise. Web links and updates on immigration changes. Find a lawyer through this link.

Criminal Legal Services – if someone has been arrested or accused of a crime

Office of Assigned Counsel – 205 W Kincaid St #305, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, 360-336-9418

The Office of Assigned Counsel ensures a person's constitutional right to counsel in a court proceeding, whether civil or criminal in form, when necessary to ensure procedural fairness. Such a right exists in any proceeding that may result in physical incarceration. The Office of Assigned Counsel performs eligibility screening for indigent defense services for Skagit County Superior and District Court.

Columbia Legal Services

Columbia Legal Services Since Columbia Legal Services’ founding, a primary mission has been to ensure that all groups of low-income people have access to civil legal services, with all legal options available. They seek social and economic justice for all.

Legal Assistance with housing, health care, other basic needs:

NW Justice Project

NW Justice Project Northwest Justice Project (NJP), Washington’s publicly funded legal aid program. Each year NJP provides critical civil legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income people in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs.

Community Action – Volunteer Lawyer Program

Community Action – Volunteer Lawyer Program Sponsored by the Skagit County Bar Association, this program offers free legal assistance to eligible low-income Skagit County residents. Services include pro se (self-representation) family law forms and instructions, weekly legal advice clinics, and pro bono representation. Spanish-speaking assistance is available.

Legal Rights

Threats and Emergencies

Emergency Plan

"Emergency Plan" document(.PDF) - (12 pages, takes some time to load.)

Dreamers

United We Dream

United We Dream Dreamers are young people who would have potentially benefited from a federal law called the DREAM Act which was never passed by Congress. This would have been a pathway to legal status and citizenship for young people who attended college or served in the military. Dreamers continue to use this term as they organize for an end to the for-profit immigration detention system, an end to indiscriminate deportations and comprehensive immigration reform. Many of these young people qualify for DACA and we hope to work with them in these struggles. If you need further information and/or wish to learn about and join in the struggle for the rights of you and your families please go to http://unitedwedream.org/

Educational Resources

Southern Poverty Law Center

Southern Poverty Law Center The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using lawsuits, education, and other forms of advocacy, the Center works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

American Friends Service Committee

American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

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