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Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland, Inc.

  • Location:
    8519 Piney Branch Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • Phone:
    (301) 587-7217
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

The Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland, Inc. is an international agency with more than 40 years of experience, authorized at a national level by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Counties served: Frederick, Howard, Montgomery

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, 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: Community Development, Criminal Appeals, Disaster and Crisis Assistance, Employment, Health, Nonprofit Organizations
Non-legal services: Employment services, Health services, Housing referrals, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Psychological or psychiatric services, 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, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 0
Is organization BIA recognized? No
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 1
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 0

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), YMCA


Volunteer Coordinator

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Natalie Cioffi
(240) 877-7466
Executive Director:
Maria Herrera
(240) 877-7466
Types of contact/attempt: Email
Last contact date: August 20, 2018
Administrator comments: 8/10/17: added 20 Aug 2018: UTD
IAN Members? No
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