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Getting Help: Additional Immigration Resources

Here you'll find resources from various federal and state associations and agencies to help you with your immigration journey, and links to groups dedicated to immigration reform.

USCIS Reaching Out to Chinese Immigrants
USCIS is trying to overcome language barriers with Chinese immigrants.

DV Green Card Lottery - Will You Keep Playing the DV Green Ca…
The DV green card lottery makes 50,000 immigrant visas available every year to people from countries that have low rates of immigration to the U.S. Many people have been applying since the program began with DV-1995. How long will you keep playing the lottery?

Top 10 Blogs on Immigrants' Rights
A list of the top 10 blogs on immigrants' rights from Tom Head, Guide to Civil Liberties.

USCIS Offers Toll-Free Military Help Line
USCIS offers a toll-free help line exclusively for U.S. Military personnel and their families.

Voices for Civil Dialogue
Voices for Civil Dialogue is a transpartisan, inclusive coalition of community leaders dedicated to genuine, respectful cooperation, involving groups and individuals from all sectors of society. Answering the call made by community leaders and elected officials, Voices for Civil Dialogue is creating the conditions for diplomatic solutions for immigration reform.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The USCIS is a bureau in the Department of Homeland Security which provides a variety of immigration benefits and services. The USCIS website has links to immigration forms, information on laws and regulations, services and benefits, education and resources and news releases.

Make an InfoPass Appointment
If you have an immigration issue that is best handled in person, you may want to speak face-to-face with an Immigration Information Officer at your local USCIS Field Office. Instead of showing up at your local field office hoping to be seen, make an appointment online using InfoPass. InfoPass is a free service you can use to make appointments at your local field office.

AILA - American Immigration Lawyers Association
This is a national association of attorneys and lawyers who practice and teach immigration law. If your situation is complicated, or if you would feel more at ease getting legal assistance, search for an AILA member on this site. While membership in AILA is not a requirement to practice immigration law, membership can be an indication of the lawyer's level of commitment.

USCIS Field Offices
Get information about your local immigration office. Includes a search for USCIS Field Offices, as well as information on both planned and unplanned closings daily for all field offices.

U.S. Department of State
An official source of information about U.S. visa policy and procedures.

Immigration Policy Helps Countries in Distress
The United States grants Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to immigrants from countries ravaged by natural disasters and wars.

What To Expect From Paralegals
Capable paralegals can play important roles in helping immigration attorneys to resolve immigrants' cases.

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