Immigration & Deportation Defense Clinic
The University of San Francisco School of Law’s Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic was established in 2015 to represent unaccompanied immigrant children and women with children who have arrived at the southern border and are transferred to Northern California and the Central Valley.
Under the supervision of the Secure Families Collaborative Legal Director, Jacqueline Brown Scott, Sonoma County residents receive pro-bono removal defense representation all phases of immigration proceedings, at the asylum office, the immigration courts, and adjudication offices of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Jacqueline Brown Scott, Legal Director
(Satellite Healdsburg Office)
Currently Working Remotely
The Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) helps immigrants, refugees, and their families join and contribute to the community. IIBA provides high-quality immigration legal services, education, and civic engagement opportunities.
Corazon Healdsburg focuses on building a compassionate and just community by empowering and dignifying individuals and families, advocating against injustices, and uniting people to celebrate diversity. They are currently providing removal defense representation.
Bernice Espinoza, Removal Defense Attorney
Immigration Legal Services Department
Dina Lopez, Immigration Legal Services Director
With over 40 years of experience, the Immigration Legal Services Department offers immigration legal services in Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Del Norte, Humboldt, and Napa counties.
- Family-based petitions
- Green Card renewals
987 Airway Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
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Social Services Department
Brayan Araiza, Resource Navigator
Main Office: (707) 528-8712
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa serves and advocates for vulnerable people of all cultures and beliefs, prioritizing those experiencing poverty. They offer financial stability services such as free Tax Preparation, free ITIN application and renewal assistance, and credit counseling. Social Services are offered in Sonoma, Lake, and Napa counties.
For more information regarding financial services: https://www.srcharities.org/financial
Other Services Include:
- Benefit enrollment for CalFresh and MediCal
- Food distribution and nutrition education
- Senior transportation and phone check-ins
- Disaster preparedness, response & recovery
- Homelessness prevention & income growth support
Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road, Suite 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: (707) 579-4073
Queer Asylum Accompaniment Team
The Queer Asylum Accompaniment (QAA) team has made a long-term commitment to fulfill the essential needs of LGBT asylum seekers and their sponsors. They assist asylum seekers in acquiring housing, food, legal support and connecting them to local social services while they go through the legal asylum process.