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Diocese of Lafayette - Migration and Refugee Services

  • Location:
    1408 Carmel Drive
    Lafayette, LA 70501
  • Phone:
    (337) 261-5535
  • Fax:
    (337) 261-5539
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

Diocese of Lafayette - Migration and Refugee Services provides refugee resettlement services and immigration counseling.

State served: Louisiana

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Employment services, Health services, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, French, Laotian, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Spanish, Vietnamese, Yoruba
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 0
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 1
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 3

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Immigration Advocates Network, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Tina Quesada
(337) 261-5535
Executive Director:
Tina Quesada
(337) 261-5535
Types of contact/attempt: Email
Last contact date: December 12, 2017
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IAN Members? Yes
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