Our immigration assistance program helps clients find and fund a legal pathway to citizenship. We assist people with obtaining legal permanent residency, temporary protective status, employment authorization, U non-immigrant status, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Immigration Assistance Program
500 E. Fourth Street
Reno, NV 89512
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The cost of an initial consultation is $50. A day of free, walk-in consultations is offered each month on the second Friday. On these special Free Fridays, same-day appointments are available by 9:00 a.m.
In order to provide the best service to its clients, the Immigration Assistance Program operates mostly by appointment. Prospective clients may call or email for an appointment or take advantage of our Walk-in Hours. During these periods, the first four (4) people will be seen who arrive by the following times:
Tuesdays 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m.
Thursdays 12:00 p.m.
The Immigration Assistance Program of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada works in conjunction with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to identify those individuals who qualify for legal status here in the United States and where appropriate, assist them through the paperwork and legal process. In 2015, our immigration program provided more than 720 consultations, helped 56 hard-working people achieve citizenship and assisted 131 people with obtaining lawful permanent residence. To ensure the highest quality services, we operate in partnership with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) which provides consultation on Immigration issues throughout the United States.
Alexandria, Va. – Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) expressed profound concern about President Trump’s immigration-related executive actions and the potential impact these actions will have on those who are most vulnerable.
“Pope Francis has urged people not to close the door on migrants and refugees. In concert with the Holy Father, we believe we must move from attitudes of defensiveness and fear to acceptance, compassion and encounter. As the U.S. Catholic bishops have said, this is not an either/or situation for us. We can protect our citizens and, at the same time, we can welcome newcomers. Our commitment to care for those who are most vulnerable resides at the core of our faith,” said Sister Donna.
As it has done for over 100 years, Catholic Charities will continue to stand in solidarity with refugees, immigrants and their families. We will work diligently for responsible and comprehensive immigration reform. Certainly, concerns about safety must be addressed, but not through measures that do more harm than good.
Our Catholic heritage calls us to seek justice for newcomers. Our history as a faith community in the United States has been as an immigrant Church in an immigrant nation. We are singularly focused on serving the needs of poor and vulnerable individuals and families, providing compassionate care that respects the dignity of each person, as mandated by the gospel.
The primary objective of the program is to help individuals obtain self-sufficiency and stability in the United States by helping them obtain:
For more information about Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada’s Immigration Assistance Program, please call (775) 322-7073 ext. 730 today.