Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Immigration Relief Eligibility Screenings

Immigration Relief Eligibility Screenings

Are you looking for your first step toward lawful presence or permanent residence in the United States? An immigration relief eligibility screening is a great start! 

The Immigration Project at Advancing Justice-Los Angeles provides this service for free and can help in-person (by appointment only). Clients are screened for eligibility for current immigration programs such as family-based immigration, asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (S.I.J.S.), T-Visa, Temporary Protected Status (T.P.S.), U-Visa, and Violence Against Women Act (V.A.W.A.). After the screening, clients are then given next steps to proceed with immigration assistance in-house or given a local referral.
Regular hours for in-person immigration screenings are:
  • Every 1st Monday of the month from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Karsh Family Social Service Center (3750 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90020)
    • *Services by appointment only
    • **No same-day appointments 
  • Every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Pio Pico Library (694 S. Oxford Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005)
  • Every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017)
To schedule an appointment for a free immigration screening, please contact us at [email protected] or call our toll-free in-language hotlines:
Chinese: 800-520-2356
Hindi: 885-971-2552
Khmer: 800-867-3126
Korean: 800-867-3640
Tagalog: 855-300-2552
Thai: 880-914-9583
Vietnamese: 800-267-7395
English/Other: 888-349-9695


Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
도움이 필요하십니까: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583

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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.