Los Angeles is home to many organizations that cater to the needs of immigrant communities. Below you will find resources and websites that address various issues and concerns facing immigrant Angelenos.
MOIA has compiled a directory of trusted helplines to help immigrant Angelenos with a variety of issues ranging from legal assistance to citizenship to voter registration. Helplines are available in multiple languages.
To access the MOIA Directory of Helplines, click here.
Visa and Passport Applications
U.S. visas are typically required for entry into the United States. Nonimmigrant visas are used for travel to the U.S. on a temporary basis, while immigrant visas are issues for travel to live permanently in the U.S.
Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is the highest administrative body that interprets and applies the country’s immigration laws. The BIA hears appeals from certain decisions given by immigration judges in a wide variety of proceedings in which the government of the United States is one party and the other party is a non-citizen, citizen, or business firm. Additionally, the BIA is also responsible for recognizing and accrediting representatives that request permission to practice law before the Department of Homeland Security, the immigration courts, and the BIA.
To learn more about the BIA, click here.
To access the historical list of BIA decisions and precedents, click here.
Pro-Bono Legal Service Providers in California
Cost can often be a high barrier to accessing trusted legal assistance for any kind of issue. The U.S. Department of Justice has compiled a list of BIA-approved pro-bono legal service providers in California, who offer services free of charge.
To access the list of pro-bono legal service providers in California, click here.
Health Resources for Undocumented Immigrants
Ventanilla de Salud Los Angeles
Facilitates the access of health services to immigrants, especially to those who primarily speak Spanish.
Martin Luther King Jr, Outpatient Care
Provides primary care and specialty care clinics to serve the health care needs of surrounding communities and is operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Services available in English and Spanish.
St. John’s Well Child & Family Center Clinic
Provides services to patients of all ages through a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers and school-based clinics. Services are available in English and Spanish.
To Help Everyone Clinic, Inc.
Provides a wide range of services including medical health, as well as public health and preventive education. Services are available in English and Spanish.
USC-Eisner Family Medicine Center at California Hospital
Primary care services available for every family member. Services are available in English, Spanish, and Farsi.
South Bay Family Health Care
Provides health services for children, teens, and adults. Free health education classes are also offered. Services are available in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.
Family Health Care Centers of Greater Los Angeles
Primary care services for children, teens, and adults. Services are available in English and Spanish.
Saban Community Clinic
Provides preventative care, dentistry, pediatrics, pharmaceutical services, and behavioral health services in Armenian, English, Farsi, and Spanish.
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