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Welcoming the Stranger Since 1981

Citizenship and Legal Services

Hogar Immigrant Services' goal is to help newcomers become self-sufficient and productive members of American society by offering a combination of legal immigration consultation and representation, English-language instruction, other adult education programs, workforce development training, naturalization assistance, and bilingual community education.

Catholic Charities Hogar Immigrant Services – Legal offers “Know Your Rights” presentations which include materials to prepare in case of an emergency. Please refer to the attached packet to use for information and planning purposes. Additional information can be found here

Catholic Charities’ Hogar Immigrant Services – Legal program is now conducting remote legal consultations, by phone and videoconference, with new clients!  If you or someone you know has questions about your immigration status or needs immigration legal assistance, contact our office at (703) 534-9805 or hogar@ccda.net to see if we can help or to schedule a consultation. Because of a recent grant, Hogar’s fees may be waived for some Alexandria City clients, depending on eligibility.

¡Hogar Immigrant Services – Legal, un programa de Caridades Católicas, ahora está haciendo consultas legales a distancia, por teléfono y videoconferencia, con nuevos clientes!  Si usted o alguien que conoce tiene preguntas sobre su estatus de inmigración o necesita ayuda de inmigración legal, contacte a nuestra oficina a (703) 534-9805 o hogar@ccda.net para averiguar si podemos ayudar o para programar una consulta. A causa de una beca reciente, los honorarios de Hogar pueden ser prescindidos para ciertos clientes de la Ciudad de Alexandria, dependiendo de elegibilidad.

Citizenship Services

Naturalization is the process of becoming a citizen. Hogar Immigrant Services’ Citizenship and Naturalization Program includes TWO services for those interested in becoming a citizen- Citizenship Application Assistance and Citizenship Interview Preparation.*

*Classes are in English only, so they are a great way to improve your English conversation skills as well.

We are continually offering new classes!

View registration dates for English, Workforce, and Citizenship classes

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 call our office at (703) 534-9805 to schedule a consultation appointment, which will be conducted remotely during COVID-19.  Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Closed Fridays and Weekdays 12-1pm)

If you are a current client, call our main number 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 Alien Children (UAC’s) – 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
  • Removal Defense before the Immigration Court
  • 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.

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 can not provide legal advice over the phone, by e-mail, or via the Internet. If you would like to discuss your case with a Hogar attorney, please call our office at (703) 534-9805 to schedule a consultation appointment. Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Closed Fridays and Weekdays 12-1pm)