Moving Forward Together


Legal assistance and support for immigrants and their families.

The immigration journey is different for everyone, and applications and petitions can be complicated. From answering questions about legal status to translating and submitting paperwork, to assisting with removal defense, we offer clear information and free or low-cost legal assistance for immigrants and their families.

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“Thank you for helping me through this process and making me feel that a better life is possible.”


Our team includes immigration attorneys and Department of Justice accredited representatives dedicated to educating and advocating on behalf of immigrants and refugees. Together, we can help you with filing forms, applications, and petitions related to your legal and work status, as well as that of your family. We can also provide free and low-cost legal assistance to individuals and families in need of removal defense.


Pro Bono Legal Services for Families and Minors in Removal Proceedings

  • Legal consultations to analyze each client’s case and identify potential forms of immigration relief.
  • Legal representation of immigrants before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) / Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

If you would like to schedule a consultation, please call (858) 637-3365 or email [email protected].


Adjustment of Status

  • Green (permanent resident) cards (family-based, refugees, asylees, replacement green cards)
  • Family reunification (petitioning for a relative to come to the U.S. or to stay in the U.S.)
  • Affidavit of support


Administrative Relief/DACA

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications and DACA renewals

On September 5, 2017, the White House directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years.

The community advisory lays out what this means for DACA recipients, those with pending applications, those who need to renew, and others.

Download English >>
Download Spanish >>


Other Immigration Services

  • Travel document applications
  • Work authorization applications
  • Notary services
  • Fee waivers for various USCIS applications



  • N-400 applications (application for Citizenship)
  • N-600 applications (application for Citizen Certification)

FREE DACA Renewal Workshop

Receive assistance from immigration attorneys & DOJ accredited representatives: FREE Eligibility Screening, Application Assistance, Review & Mailing

Dates: March 17, March 18, March 24, and March 25
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

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Jewish Family Service is proud to announce the new citizenship education partnership with San Diego County Libraries. This new partnership now offers more classes at several library branches throughout San Diego County!

All classes are FREE and available for all English levels. Citizenship applicants are tested on their knowledge of U.S history and civics, along with their ability to read, write, and speak English. Enrollment is open for the first two weeks!

For general information about citizenship classes, contact Paulina Bermudez at (858) 637-3364 or [email protected].

Registration for classes is offered in the first two weeks of classes! Please contact the individual libraries to see if you can pre-register. Our upcoming classes are listed below:

Convenient days and locations. Register in class!

Civic Center Chula Vista Library
365 F St, Chula Vista, 91910
Starts: January 13
Schedule: Mondays/Wednesdays | 5:45–7:45pm

South Chula Vista Library
389 Orange Ave. Chula Vista, 91911
Starts: January 14
Schedule: Tuesdays/Thursdays | 5:30–7:30pm

National City Library
1401 National City Blvd. National City, 91950
Starts: January 16
Schedule: Tuesdays/Thursdays | 5:30–7:30pm

Logan Heights Library
567 S 28th St, San Diego, CA 92113
Starts: January 23
Schedule: Mondays/Thursdays | 4:00–6:00pm

San Diego County Library Classes >>

Classes are funded through the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services grant, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security. Per grant requirements, Jewish Family Service is required to maintain a physical copy (picture or photocopy) of potential student’s Green Card. Jewish Family Service follows strict confidentiality guidelines and DOES NOT share personal information with third parties, only directly reporting to the Department of Homeland Security. Jewish Family Service maintains strict codes of conduct with staff and volunteers teaching citizenship classes.


It’s important for everyone to know their rights if approached by an immigration (ICE) agent as well as how families can best prepare for something happening. This resource provides practical tips for things immigrant families can do now to prepare as well as information on rights everyone has in the United States, regardless of immigration status.

Immigration Rights (English) >>
Immigration Rights (Spanish) >>
Family Preparedness Plan (English) >>
Family Preparedness Plan (Spanish) >>

Please print the following “Know Your Rights Cards” and carry them with you at all times:
Download Arabic >>
Download Farsi >>
Download Somali >>
Download Spanish >>


These services are provided with the help of our local and partner.