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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans - Immigration and Refugee Services

  • Location:
    1000 Howard Ave.
    Suite 200
    New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Phone:
    (504) 310-6886
  • Toll-free:
    (866) 891-2210
  • Fax:
    (504) 592-4008
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Catholic Charities of New Orleans provides a wide range of services and programs to help immigrants become independent, productive members of society. Immigration Services of Catholic Charities provides a broad range of immigration counseling and representation to immigrants and their families. We help clients understand the immigration law, learn their rights under the law, and to complete the immigration process successfully. Our staff includes attorneys, fully-accredited Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Representatives, case managers, counselors, and paralegals.  In addition, we offer specialized assistance for victims of domestic violence, unaccompanied immigrant children, and citizenship classes and naturalization application assistance. 


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, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Family & Juvenile
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Citizenship / Civics classes, Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Employment services, ESL, Health services, Housing referrals, 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, Psychological or psychiatric services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, 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: Arabic, English, French, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Spanish, Vietnamese
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 15
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 3
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 1
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 7

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Immigration Advocates Network, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Julie Ward
(504) 310-6863
Last contact date: August 20, 2018
Administrator comments: 11/8/12: tickler 12/5/13: tickler 4/22/15: phone (with Annie) 10/07/16: tickler 20 Aug 2018: Updated address
IAN Members? No
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