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CASA (Multicultural Center)

  • Location:
    8151 15th Ave
    Langley Park, MD 20783
  • Phone:
    (301) 431-4185
  • Fax:
    (301) 408-4123
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Phone calls, Website, (240) 491-5763
  • Appointments accepted:

CASA's mission is to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities. CASA envisions a future with diverse and thriving communities living free from discrimination and fear, working together with mutual respect to achieve full human rights for all. CASA employs a client-centered law and organizing model allowing attorneys and legal staff to work in partnership with the community members it serves to provide both individualized legal assistance and, together with organizers, build leadership within its client base and work collectively with them to address the underlying root causes of the legal issues they face.

State served: Maryland

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, 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 before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Education, Employment, Foreclosure, Health, HIV/AIDS, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Taxes
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, Employment services, ESL, Health services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, 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
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: General DACA services provided at this location. Additional assistance provided with Stays of Removal and Prosecutorial Discretion. T visas and VAWA assistance provided on a limited basis. Can serve Washington, D.C. as well.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 4
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 3
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 3

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Immigration Advocates Network, National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
George Escobar
(240) 491-5725
Executive Director:
Gustavo Torres
Types of contact/attempt: Email
Last contact date: August 6, 2018
Administrator comments: 12/19/12: phone 3/6/14: phone 1/30/15: tickler 5/2/16: tickler Services info provided by IAN member Julia Kann ( 06 Aug 2018: updated contact information
IAN Members? Yes
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