LEGAL IMMIGRATION PROGRAM
Holy Cross Ministries is dedicated to helping immigrants and their families gain legal status and participate more fully in the community. Recognizing the overwhelming need for low-cost legal services for immigrants in Utah, Sister Kathleen Moroney, J.D., started HCM’s Legal Immigration program in September of 2000. Since then, HCM has served over 27,000 individuals during their journeys to citizenship. HCM also collaborates with numerous community partners to provide affordable legal services, education and advocacy for Utah’s immigrant population.
HCM’S LEGAL IMMIGRATION PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING LOW-COST OR NO-COST SERVICES:
- Legal consultations
- Humanitarian support in legal matters including
- Family reunification arrangements
- Citizenship and naturalization services
PROGRAM HOURS AND LOCATION
Services are offered BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at HCM’s Salt Lake City offices. Telephone consultations and virtual appointments are also available. To schedule an appointment, please call HCM’s client support specialist at 801-261-3440. Because the line is often very busy, it is important to leave a message with your contact information and the reason for your call. We can’t return your call without knowing your name and phone number.
The Legal Immigration Program is located in Holy Cross Ministries’ offices at
860 East 4500 South, Suite 204
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
UTAH IMMIGRATION COLLABORATIVE (UIC)
Holy Cross Ministries is a proud affiliate of the Utah Immigration Collaborative (UIC) along with Catholic Community Services of Utah, Comunidades Unidas, Immigrant Legal Services and the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City. Launched on May 1, 2020, the UIC established a centralized, language-accessible legal helpline to better coordinate immigration services by screening and referring inquiries to the appropriate agency.
You can call UIC’s phone helpline at 801-382-9027 and speak to a live person Mondays through Thursdays during regular business hours. Voicemails received outside of hours of operation will be responded to promptly.
For current information on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) programs, case processing times and filing fees, please visit www.uscis.gov
HELP SUPPORT OUR FAMILIES
Holy Cross Ministries works to ensure that everyone is able to participate fully in our community. Many individuals and their families face barriers such as language, culture, abuse and location. Your support helps us continue offering low-cost services to a critically underserved population.
JANUARY 2021 DACA UPDATE:
On Friday, December 4, 2020, a New York judge ordered the federal government to restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to its original state. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reinstated the DACA policy that was in effect on September 4, 2017 – the original DACA program.
USCIS is currently accepting Initial DACA applications (including requests for employment authorization), applications to renew DACA (including employment authorization), and Advance Parole applications (permission to return to the U.S. after traveling abroad.) Detailed information and forms are available, free of charge, at www.uscis.gov/i-821d
Holy Cross Ministries will provide legal assistance and support to individuals who are applying for the first time, as well as current and former DACA recipients. To make an appointment with a member of HCM’s Legal Immigration Team, please call our Client Support Specialist at 801-261-3440. Your name will be added to one of two waiting lists: clients who are waiting to apply for DACA for the first time or clients who need to extend their participation in the DACA program.
LEGAL IMMIGRATION PROGRAM STAFF