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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides information to help avoid immigration scams.
Whether you’re renewing your Green Card, becoming a citizen, or trying to choose the right forms, immigration issues can be complicated – and it’s important to do things right. Use the resources on this page to help you spot and avoid scams, and find the right kind of help.
Catholic Immigration Legal Services (CILS) provides quality legal immigration assistance to low-income residents of Washington. Currently, CILS provides free citizenship/N-400 application assistance to people who are currently on public benefits or living in the city of Seattle. CILS has two office locations: Seattle and Mt. Vernon.
Learn about common immigration scams and how to avoid them.
These are the steps you must take to apply for a Green Card will vary depending on your individual situation.
Regardless of your immigration status, you have guaranteed rights under the Constitution. Learn more here about your rights as an immigrant, and how to express them. In English and Spanish.
Includes information in English and Spanish to help immigrant families understand their rights when interacting with various law enforcement officials and officers.
A campaign, co-chaired by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) that brings together leading advocates for immigrants, children, education, health, anti-hunger and anti-poverty groups, and faith leaders, to defend against threats that restrict the ability of low-income immigrant families and their U.S. citizen children to access basic programs that safeguard their health care, nutrition, housing, and economic security. Information in 9 languages.
The National Immigration Law Center has provided a fact sheet with information that all families should have when they apply for and enroll in health insurance programs or seek health care services.
Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.
The Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (ORIA) is located within the State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Economic Services Administration (ESA), Community Services Division (CSD). Our goal is for refugee and immigrant families and individuals to succeed and thrive in Washington State.
Refugees Northwest, a program of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, has programming that includes: trauma-focused mental health support, torture treatment, unaccompanied minor foster care, asylum assistance, complex medical case management, immigration assistance, drop-out prevention, refugee elder support, and forensic medical and mental health evaluations.
Resource from the Refugee Forum and Northwest Immigrant and Refugee Health Coalition. Includes ways to address current fear and safety concerns and incidents for the refugee and immigrant communities in your local area.
USCIS offers helpful information about education, child care, employment, what to do in case of an emergency, and a number of popular topics that will help new immigrants settle in the U.S. Also see a comprehensive guide, Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants for practical information to help settle into everyday life in the United States. It also contains basic civics information that introduces the U.S. system of government. Download free copies in 14 languages.
This page on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services websites provides information about the tests required for Citizenship and provides free study tools to help prepare.
Free legal help for Washingtonians who cannot afford a lawyer.