Since our founding in 1975, API Legal Outreach has been committed to the needs of the Bay Area’s immigrant communities. We provide a wide variety of immigration services, as well as educational workshops covering updates to public charge, fee waivers, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). If you are in need of immigration assistance, please see our services below.
On January 27, 2020 the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration’s expansion of the definition of Public Charge could be enforced. Our partner, the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo, has made a private and safe guide to assist you in figuring out if and how you may be impacted. To use the guide, click the buttons below.
For additional immigration assistance, please contact one of our offices.
API Legal Outreach helps individuals with citizenship issues, from filing fee waivers to more complex cases. We hold free naturalization workshops and also take one on one citizenship cases for free.
With approximately 190,000 people who are eligible to naturalize in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties, API Legal Outreach continues to offer free legal services and educational outreach to encourage community members who are eligible to apply for citizenship to come forward.
We offer free consultation, fee waiver assistance, and form filling in both office locations. We hold naturalization clinic in the evening, every other month, with Asian American Bar Association (AABA). In addition, we work with our community partner, Monument Crisis Center, to hold an immigration clinic once a month in their Concord location.
In partnership with agencies such as Self Help for the Elderly and Asian Health Services, API Legal Outreach attorneys work on dozens of naturalization cases that involve the disability waiver, which allows people with disabilities obtain US citizenship without taking the English or civics exam. API Legal Outreach is part of San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative (SFPCI), a collaborative to organize group assistance workshops offering free, multilingual assistance for anyone interested and eligible to apply for citizenship.
Our immigration project seeks to assist those seeking asylum, as well as survivors of human trafficking and other crimes. We assist immigrants in navigating the legal system by providing consultation, representation, and referrals for the following legal areas:
- Adjustment of Status
- DACA Renewal
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
- T Visas and U Visas
- VAWA Self Petitions
- Removal Defense