Catholic Charities provides general immigration assistance, but usually not deportation defense.
Ways to Contact
Call to make an appointment:
Gilroy office (408.842.4808; no walk-ins)
San Jose office (408.944.0691; some walk-ins; appointments strongly encouraged)
Generally $50 dollars for a consult. Hours: Monday – Friday (9:00am – 5:00pm)
After you call in, the organization will tell you next steps.
Usually clients are asked to show up in-person to sign up for a workshop. During workshops, clients receive basic information with a small group then have short individual consults. You will likely have to bring some documentation for proof of income.
Workshops cost money (typically a $50 fee), but you may be able to get the fee waived with a letter from your social service provider (on agency letterhead and stating that you are low-income and cannot afford the fee).
Collect key information in advance if possible: case numbers, names of key people, court dates and deadlines, documents related to the issue, and any questions you have.