World Relief provides high quality, compassionate, and affordable immigration legal services to assist immigrants, including refugees and asylees. We work to help people navigate the complex immigration system, obtain proper documentation, and reunite family members.
Our legal services professionals are accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice to practice immigration law, which gives them the expertise they need to advise immigrants on sometimes complex cases.
Are you an immigrant or refugee in need of legal services?
Make an appointment with our Atlanta office today.
. Some of our services include:
Adjustment of Status Services
Citizenship and Naturalization Services
Family Reunification Services
Green Card Applications
Replacement of Green Card
Fee Waiver (for Citizenship, Green Card Renewal, Employment Authorization, Certificate of Naturalization)
Petition for a Relative
Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
Asylee Green Cards for Immigration Filings
Foreign Document Translation
Important Immigration Information
Information About the New Expanded Travel Ban
For information on the New Expanded Travel Ban, including who it affects and how you can seek help, click here.
Information About the New Public Charge Rule
If you are unsure of how your immigration status could be affected by using public benefits, please call one of our offices for a consultation using the contact information above.
Know Your Rights
Everyone who lives in the U.S. is given certain rights, like the rights to freedom of speech and freedom to practice your religion. These rights apply to everyone, regardless of their immigration status. These guidelines from the Immigrant Legal Rights Council provide practical steps for what to do if you or someone you know has an encounter with agents from ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). We recommend that you print this document and keep it with you to reference if necessary.
Important Legal Updates
On January 27th, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the proposed nationwide public charge changes to begin while court cases about the changes are in process. At this time, the new public charge rules will not take effect in the State of Illinois, due to a state injunction. This may change. Even if the rules apply in the future, many immigrants remain eligible for public aid. For questions about how the new rules may affect individuals with immigration applications, please contact us at 630-462-7660 for an appointment. And for more resources: https://protectingimmigrantfamilies.org/know-your-rights/.
A new law passed by Congress allows Liberians to apply for a green card (lawful permanent residence) if they entered the United States on or before November 20, 2014 and have not left for more than 180 days total and have not committed certain crimes. This includes spouses, unmarried children under 21 years old, or unmarried sons and daughters 21 years old or older who are living in the United States, even if they are not Liberian. All applications must be filed with USCIS by Dec. 20, 2020. Consultations with a World Relief legal representative are available for those who would like further information about eligibility.
Recent DACA News
In November 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding pending DACA lawsuits. The Supreme court is expected to make a decision about DACA within the first half of 2020. At this time, there are no changes to DACA. Applicants who previously received DACA may be eligible to renew their benefit, even if it already expired.
On Friday, June 28th, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear the pending court cases concerning “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” or “DACA.” Three DACA court cases are currently pending and all will be considered together during the next term, likely in late fall 2019. Most likely the Supreme Court will not issue a decision until early 2020. In case the decision results in changes to DACA eligibility, World Relief encourages all DACA recipients in need of renewal to seek legal counsel prior to the court hearing, which will be on November 12, 2019.
For more information: https://www.nilc.org/