Immigration

Creating a way for full opportunity through full legality.

What We Do

The Immigration program provides full legal representation to immigrants and refugees as they upgrade their immigration status. CCS also provides consultations to immigrants, refugees, and  U.S. citizens who have questions about immigration laws, procedures, and basic eligibility. Services are available in both Salt Lake City and Ogden.

How We Do It

CCS immigration staff file more than 1,000 immigration applications a year. Services include assistance with applications for permanent residence, applications for U.S. citizenship, applications to sponsor/reunite with a close family member who lives overseas, and applications to replace or renew identity documents issued by immigration.

Utah Immigration Collaborative
With support from the Utah Bar Foundation and other funding partners, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City, Catholic Community Services of Utah, Comunidades Unidas, Holy Cross Ministries, and Immigrant Legal Services—launched the Utah Immigration Collaborative (UIC), an immigration legal assistance network created to provide more affordable and accessible legal services to immigrants in Utah. The UIC has helped CCS dedicate a full time attorney to pro bono removal defense and the UIC also strives to streamline and improve access to legal assistance for low-income refugees, asylees, immigrants and other displaced persons currently living in Utah. The UIC phone Helpline is now live at 801-382-9027 Mondays through Thursdays during regular business hours (9AM – 5PM). Voicemail received outside of hours of operation will be promptly responded to by phone the next business day.

Languages: English & Spanish

Who We Help

Nearly 14% of Americans are immigrants, making our country the most immigrant dense country in the world. Immigrating to a new country has unique cultural and administrative challenges. Our immigration program exists to assist clients as they pursue the process of both legalizing and upgrading their immigration status.

Immigration

Program Details

Location & Hours
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Salt Lake City Office
2200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
801-977-9119

Ogden Office
707 24th St. Suite 1B Ogden, UTAH 84401
801-428-1259

Immigration consultations are available by appointment Monday–Friday. Please call the number listed above based on location or contact an immigration staff member to schedule an appointment.

Eligibility

To discuss eligibility requirements for immigration services, please call us at 801-977-9119 or schedule an appointment.

Contact

DOJ Accredited Representative
Aden Batar, Migration and Refugee Services Director
(801) 428-1254
Languages: English, Somali, Italian

For citizenship, DACA, and general consults
Alyssa Williams, Program Manager
(801) 428-1255
Languages: English

For DV related questions, DACA and general consults
Emily McKenzie, Senior Immigration Attorney
(801) 428-1259
Languages: English & Spanish

For DACA and general consults
Rosario Corona, BIA Representative
(801) 428-1256
Languages: English & Spanish

For DACA, citizenship, and refugee immigration questions
Heather Johnson-Gutierrez, Immigration Attorney
(801) 428-1258
Languages: English & Spanish

For removal/deportation and detention questions
Virginia Maynes, Immigration Attorney
(801) 428-1323
Languages: English & Spanish