Casa Cornelia

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  • Casa Cornelia Law Center provides quality pro bono (free) legal representation to victims of human rights violations and is committed to the indigent within the immigrant community. Services are available to those individuals and families without sufficient financial resources to hire an attorney.
  • We help those who have fled their country because of persecution and/or torture. We take cases of persons detained and non-detained, and also those who are in immigration proceedings or are applying affirmatively with immigration services.
  • We help undocumented children who have suffered abuse, abandonment or neglect to obtain protection available under immigration law.
  • We represent detained and non-detained children who are in immigration court proceedings or are applying their petitions to immigration services.

Catholic Charities

Immigrant Services

4575 Ste B Mission Gorge Place
San Diego, CA 92120
Spanish and Vietnamese 

Immigrant Services
293 H Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

  • Accredited by the Department of Justice to assist applicants for permanent residence, citizenship, and other immigration needs.
  • Low cost, fee based services.

Center for Social Advocacy

131 Avocado Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
Spanish: Rogelio or Estella
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  • Provides assistance and information about rights and resources available to the immigrant community of San Diego.
  • Support to victims of immigration (ICE) raids
  • Citizenship and voter’s education.
  • Legal assistance

City Heights Community Law Project

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Rosa Parks Elementary
4510 Landis St. 
Every Friday from 8:30am-10:30am 

Monroe Clark Middle
4388 Thorn St. 
Monthly workshops 

Hoover High School 
4474 El Cajon Blvd. 
Every Tuesday from 12pm-2pm


Attorneys and law student volunteers provide free legal referrals and information. Parents and community members are seen on a first-come, walk-in basis at all sites. Clinics meet during the spring and fall school terms on the days/times indicated.


Employee Rights Center

4265 Fairmount Ave. STE #210
San Diego, CA 92105
619-521-1372/ 1313
Attn: Alor Calderon
Program Director

Provides free education, advocacy and legal representation at low cost rates to residents in the areas of unpaid wages, unemployment insurance, immigration, health and community organizing. All consultations are free.


International Rescue Committee (IRC)

5348 University Ave. STE #205
San Diego, CA 92105
619-641-7510 x250
Spanish: Jamie Robertson
Vietnamese: Nicki Tung
  • Provides low cost, high quality immigration case management services to refugees, asylees, and immigrants.
  • Staff is authorized to complete immigration applications and represent clients in front of U.S. government officials.
  • Services for Family Visa Petitions, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), renewing Green Cards, Citizenship and much more.