San Mateo County Rapid Respnose Hotline

The San Mateo Rapid Response Network is a collaboration between Faith in Action Bay Area and Pangea Legal Services. This is a 24 hour number system which has been created to expand the community’s capacity to monitor and respond to ICE operations in real time and to support the process of connecting someone in ICE custody with immigration attorneys. This number (203) 666-4472 is only for San Mateo County.

USCIS Now Accepting DACA Renewals

On January 9, 2018, a federal court ruled that while a lawsuit decides whether the termination of DACA was unlawful, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must continue to accept renewal applications. Click the link for more guidance on who is eligible to apply at this time. Please note, as the lawsuit moves forward, this advice may change.


Immigration Questions?


Immigration and Legal Services

  • African Advocacy Network
    AAN's mission is to make the African Advocacy Network an outstanding social and immigration legal service provider for African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants through the delivery of quality services by BIA Accredited staff in a culturally and linguistically- supportive environment.

    Contact Information
    Telephone: 415-503-1032
    938 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

  • Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
    API Legal Outreach has long been committed to immigrants’ rights and remains one of the few agencies providing direct legal services to immigrant victims of crime and their families. API Legal Outreach staff attorneys and panel of pro bono attorneys represent and counsel thousands of immigrants and their loved ones in immigration court, naturalization and adjustment hearings, deferred action for childhood arrivals applications, and complex motions for relief for immigrants who had been abused by their citizen spouses, subjugated by human traffickers, or victimized by violent criminal activity such as attempted murder and rape.

    Contact Information
    Telephone: 415-567-6255
    1121 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Bay Area Legal Aid
    Bay Area Legal Aid's San Mateo County Office provides free legal assistance to low-income domestic violence survivors in San Mateo County in the areas of family law, immigration law, housing law, and economic justice law. Client's gross income must be less than 200% of the federal poverty level. Call for a free screening and referral.Bay Area Legal Aid assists in immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors, such as Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

    Contact Information
    Telephone: 650-358-0745
    Advice Line: 650-472-2666
    1048 El Camino Real, Suite A, Redwood City, CA 94063

  • Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services
    We help immigrants understand the immigration law and to know their rights under the law. Our program is designed to advise and guide clients through the immigration process in an efficient, effective and professionally caring manner. Our immigration attorneys and Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representatives help immigrants apply for citizenship, adjustment of status, VAWA and U-visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, petitioning for family members, and DACA.

    Contact Information
    Telephone: 650-295-2160
    36 37th Avenue San Mateo, CA 94403

  • Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
    Offers low-cost, high quality immigration legal services to low-income Latino immigrants. Provides representation in immigration legal services, including representation for cases such as political asylum, citizenship, family visa petitions, temporary protected status, adjustment of status, employment authorization, deferred action (DACA), T and U visas, violence against women act (VAWA), suspension of deportation, and cancellation of removal.

    Contact Information
    Telephone: 415-824-2330
    3101 Mission Street S, San Francisco, CA 94110

  • Coastside Hope
    The Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representative at Coastside hope helps those seeking permanent residency and citizenship. They also offer free citizenship prep classes to help those apply for Naturlization.

    Contact Information
    Telephone: 650-726-9071
    99 Avenue Alhambra #1089, El Granada, CA 94018

  • Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto
    The CLSEPA Immigration Program provides legal assistance to immigrants in and around East Palo Alto, where two-thirds of the population is Latino or Pacific Islander. Their four full-time immigration attorneys help local residents navigate the federal government’s complicated immigration processes which include U visa applications and VAWA self-petitions, removal defense, ICE raids defense and community education, SIJS petitions, DACA applications, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, state or federal criminal background checks, and work permit renewals.

    Contact Information
    Telephone: 650-326-6440
    2117-B University Avenue East Palo Alto, CA 94303
    1861 Bay Road East Palo Alto, CA 94303

  • Immigration Services of Mountain View
    Immigration Services of Mountain View is staffed by two California-licensed attorneys, specializing in Immigration and Naturalization law.They perform low bono legal work and have a passion for representing those most in need.They practice family-based immigration law with a special emphasis on helping victims of domestic violence or other serious crime and students who dream of legalizing their status in the United States. Applications they assist with include U Visa, VAWA, DACA, Request for Fee Waivers, Permanent Residence, Citizenship, Petition for Alien Relative, Provisional Waiver, TPS, Naturalization, and Petitions for Alien Relatives.

    Contact Information
    Telephone: 650-938-4911
    1058 W Evelyn Ave, Suite 30, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

  • International Institute of the Bay Area
    The International Institute of the Bay Area's (IIBA) Redwood City Office provides immigration legal services to the Bay Area community. Their immigration attorneys and Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representatives help Bay Area residents determine if they are eligible for citizenship, deferred action for childhood arrivals, family petitions, adjustment of status, removal of conditions, U-visas, VAWA, TPS, employment authorization, FOIA's, travel documents, and replacement of permanent residence cards, and represent them throughout the application process.

    Contact Information
    Redwood City Office
    Telephone: 650-780-7530
    2600 Middlefield Road Redwood City, CA 94063
    San Francisco Office
    Telephone: 415-538-8100 ext. 206
    657 Mission Street, Suite 301, San Francisco, CA 94105

  • La Raza Centro Legal
    La Raza Centro Legal provides assistance to low-income, immigrant and Spanish-speaking residents of San Francisco and San Mateo counties and assist victims of crime and asylum seekers,help individuals who are petitioning for family members to this country, applying for legal residency or citizenship, renewing their green card and work permits and fighting deportation, assist youth in filing for legal status under the Deferred Action Executive Order, and may have fee waivers approved for our extremely low income clients.

    Contact Information
    Telephone: 415-575-3500
    474 Valencia Street, Suite 295, San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
    Provides legal advice and counsel on civil matters to low income individuals, families and groups. Provide pro-bono immigration services to teen parents and their families who have been victims with assistance and representation on immigration applications such as VAWA, U-visa's, DACA, deportation defense, etc.

    Contact Information
    Telephone: 650-558-09151
    330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123, Redwood City, CA 94065

  • Pangea
    Pangea provides low bono and pro bono legal services to newcomers and long-time immigrants in the United States. Specifically, legal services include representation in affirmative and defensive asylum, cancellation of removal, DACA, U-visa, family based petitions, consular processing, and other immigration services. Most of these services are provided to clients who are in removal proceedings and are at risk of deportation or revocation of legal status.

    Contact Information
    Telephone: 415-254-0475
    350 Sansome St, Ste 650, San Francisco, CA 94104

  • Tahirih
    Tahirih’s holistic, client-centered legal services protect immigrant women and girls who live in the United States and have a legitimate claim to legal status and their services include screening, assessment, counsel and advice, and/or full-scale legal representation. Their staff are experts in the areas of gender-based asylum, violence Against Women’s Act Petitions (for battered spouses, parents, and/or children), T Visas (for survivors of trafficking), U Visas, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (for abused, abandoned, or neglected children).

    Contact Information
    Telephone: 650-270-2100
    881 Sneath Lane, Suite 115, San Bruno, CA 94066

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