The Immigration and Social Services Department of Catholic Charities of North Louisiana was established in 2011 in response to the growing number of immigrants and their families in our area. We help people throughout North Louisiana to understand the immigration law and their rights under the law.
Our program is designed to advise and guide clients through the immigration process in an efficient, effective and professionally caring manner, honoring the dignity of each person. We consider the client’s participation critical to successful immigration processing, and we involve all our clients fully in their own individual matters. Aiding in this effort, we have multiple Spanish-speaking staffers to assist clients and help ease communication barriers.
CCNLA is the only nonprofit agency in North Louisiana addressing the need to provide education and legal assistance for low-income, undocumented individuals eligible for legal status afforded them by U. S. laws. As the only agency in North Louisiana recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), we provide legal assistance for obtaining documentation.
We also offer citizenship preparation classes and provide informational and educational workshops in the community on issues affecting immigrants.
Our Immigration Services Program is funded in part by a grant from the Louisiana Bar Foundation.