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Welcoming the Stranger Since 1981

Immigration Legal Services

Hogar Immigrant Services – Legal seeks to fulfill the Catholic Church’s call to “welcome the stranger” by providing high-quality, low-cost immigration legal consultations and representation to people from all over the world, regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, country of origin, or ability to pay. Assistance with becoming naturalized US Citizens is also part of this ministry.

Our Legal Services

Please note that we cannot provide legal advice without conducting a full consultation to understand your specific situation.  If you would like to discuss your case with an Hogar attorney, please read the information on this page and click below to schedule a remote consultation appointment with our office.  Our hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Fridays and Weekdays 12-1p.m.)

If you are a current client, call our main number (703-534-9805) and ask for your caseworker, or listen to the recorded message and dial the extension of your caseworker. If you are a current client and do not know who your caseworker is, please call our main number and leave a message. We will return your phone call as soon as possible.

To implement our mission, Hogar’s Legal Services offers immigration legal assistance. Hogar's bilingual immigration attorneys specialize in the following types of cases:

  • Immigration legal consultations
  • Cases involving Unaccompanied Children – asylum, U Visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
  • Obtaining lawful permanent residence (green card)
  • Family petitions (I-130s)
  • Adjustment of Status
  • U Visas, T Visas, and relief under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Naturalization applications
  • Citizenship certificates
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Employment Authorization
  • Green card renewals (I-90 applications)
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Travel documents and FOIA Requests
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility and I-601A Waivers
  • Asylum

Hogar does not accept the following types of cases: detained cases, employment-based visas or labor certifications, non-immigrant visas, and consular processing (including National Visa Center [NVC] cases).  We also do not accept most removal defense (immigration court) cases.

If you require these services, please click on the appropriate link below to find contact information for one or more of these providers:

Please note that we cannot provide legal advice without conducting a full consultation to understand your specific situation – every case is different!  If you or someone you know has questions about your immigration status or needs immigration legal help, you can make an appointment for a consultation with one of our attorneys by clicking the link below.  Our office is open Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; we are closed weekdays 12:00-1:00 PM and all day Fridays.

All consultations are currently being held remotely, by telephone or videoconference.