IMMIGRATION CENTER FOR WOMEN PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE:
Asylum for Unaccompanied Children
Asylum helps individuals who come to the U.S. seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution in their home country due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Deferred Action is temporary relief from deportation or removal action for eligible immigrant youth. This policy is not a permanent fix and does not grant permanent legal status to anyone.
Immigration Court Help Desk (ICH)
The Immigration Court Helpdesk is a court-based legal education program for non-detained noncitizens in immigration court proceedings in San Francisco.
Legal Orientation Program for Custodians (LOPC)
ICWC provides legal orientations for custodians of Unaccompanied Children who are released from the Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR) custody.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
In 1990, Congress enacted federal law to assist certain undocumented children in obtaining lawful permanent residence through a special immigrant visa category known as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.
U and T Visas (Victims of Trafficking and Violence)
In 2000, Congress passed a law known as the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (VTVPA), which created two categories of non-immigrant visas, U visas for victims of certain crimes and T visas for victims of trafficking.
Violence Against Women (VAWA)
In 1994, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), creating special routes to immigration status for certain battered non-citizens.