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Immigration Legal Services

Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services (CCILS) provides high quality immigration legal services to low income immigrants and refugees, and engages in public education, training and community outreach in order to promote justice for all newcomers and conditions for their full participation in American society.

Founded in 1996, CCILS focuses on family reunification and assistance to the most vulnerable immigrants, including domestic violence victims, crime victims, refugees, and certain persons needing deportation and removal defense.

The Services We Provide Include:

  • Family visas
  • Naturalization
  • Asylum
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Removal defense through immigration and federal courts
  • Assistance to survivors of domestic violence
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Visas for crime victims
  • Assistance to survivors of human trafficking
  • Other types of assistance

A client's story:

A Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services client shares her personal struggle and how she was ultimately helped by Catholic Charities with her immigration status.



Would you like to become a client?

If you or someone you know would like to become a client, please call 503-542-2855 at 9 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month to schedule a consultation appointment. For domestic violence victims who would like to become clients, call 503-542-2855 at any time.

Already a client?

If you are already a client, please contact your representative directly.

Although headquartered in Portland, CCILS conducts work in Eastern Oregon and in Southern Oregon. The staff speaks English, Spanish, and Vietnamese (Portland only). The office where we provide legal assistance is at:

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