Moving Forward Together

Affirmative Immigration Services Program

With more than 20 years of experience, the Affirmative Immigration Services Program at Jewish Family Service of San Diego provides quality, free legal services to lower-income individuals living in the San Diego area seeking to obtain certain types of immigration benefits for themselves or their family members living in the United States.

**See exceptions below in bold.

We offer multilingual legal services to the San Diego area immigrant community with an emphasis on helping those most vulnerable. This program has provided legal services, such as general consultations, DACA applications and naturalization to thousands of immigrants in the Southern California region.

Take the Next Step

Please do not use this link if you or a relative are detained by ICE or already have a case pending with the immigration court. Instead, call (858) 637-3365 for assistance.

**To qualify for services your household income must be at or below 250% of the poverty guidelines. Unfortunately, the Affirmative Immigration Services Program does not provide services for:

  • Immigration court representation
    • If you have an open immigration court case or you are seeking help for someone in immigration custody, DO NOT schedule an appointment on this page. Instead, please call the Immigration Department at Jewish Family Service of San Diego at (858) 637-3365. If no one answers, please leave a detailed message and someone will return your call.
  • Business, student, or tourist visa matters
  • Family members seeking to petition for other family members who are outside of the United States

**If you are a student, faculty member, or staff member of any of the following campuses, please schedule an appointment here.

Palomar College
Mira Costa College
Miramar College
SD Mesa College
SD City College
Southwestern College
Grossmont College
Cuyamaca College
Imperial Valley College
San Diego State University
CSU San Marcos

If you want to know more before scheduling an appointment, please read our What to Expect at your First Appointment document.

Citizenship Classes

10-week courses from February 20 – April 24

El Cajon Library
201 E. Douglas Ave.
Tuesdays, 10:00am–12:00pm

Vista Library
700 Eucalyptus Ave.
Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30am

Spring Valley Library
836 Kempton St.
Wednesdays, 4:00–6:00pm

Interested?
Reach out to Rudy Flores-Clennell:
Call (858) 637-3282  |  SMS (619) 753-1630  |  Email [email protected]

What you will learn:

  • English speaking, reading & writing skills you’ll need for the interview
  • U.S. Geography
  • Early America
  • U.S. founding documents
  • U.S. system of Government
  • People who made history
  • Civil Rights in America
  • Events that shaped the world
  • American symbols and holidays
  • How to participate in government
  • Your rights and responsibilities
  • How to apply for Naturalization
  • Digital skills you’ll need to succeed

Take the Next Step

Please do not use this link if you or a relative are detained by ICE or already have a case pending with the immigration court. Instead, call (858) 637-3365 for assistance.