Catholic Charities provides general immigration assistance, but usually not deportation defense.

Ways to Contact

During COVID: Call 408.468.0100 to request a phone consultation (15 / week). You can also email

Before COVID:

Walk-in consultation hours available Mondays through Thursdays – call for exact hours / languages / location at the numbers listed below. Services may differ depending on location, so be sure and call to ensure the location nearest you provides the service you are looking for.

Gilroy: 408.842.4808

San Jose: 408.944.0691


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.