City Council

Immigrant Affairs Committee (IAC)

Immigrant Affairs Committee (IAC)

The City of Fresno formed the Immigrant Affairs Committee (IAC) in 2019 to address the needs of Fresno’s diverse immigrant community. Fresno’s economic, cultural, and civic vitality depends on immigrants from all over the world. The Immigrant Affairs Committee’s mission is to provide the Fresno City Council and the Mayor’s Office with recommendations on how to foster immigrant community engagement in civic affairs while improving the quality of life of immigrants in our community. The guidance provided by the Immigrant Affairs Committee has one primary goal, and that is to enhance the quality of life for Fresno’s immigrant community.

Our vision is that through the recommendations of the Immigrant Affairs Committee, the City of Fresno develops and adopt equitable policies and practices that enrich our city through an integrated, engaged, resilient, and healthy immigrant population. The City of Fresno has the unique opportunity to utilize and implement recommendations from the Immigrant Affairs Committee to assist Fresno’s immigrant community and enrich the quality of life for all of Fresno.

MISSION:
The Mission of the City of Fresno Immigrant Affairs Committee is to provide the City Council and the Mayor’s Office with recommendations on how to foster immigrant community engagement in civic affairs while improving the quality of life of immigrants in our community.

VISION:
Our vision is that through the recommendations of the Immigrant Affairs Committee, the City of Fresno develops and adopt equitable policies and practices that enrich our city through an integrated, engaged, resilient, and healthy immigrant population.

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Immigrant Serving Organizations in Fresno

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF)
1921 N. Gateway Blvd., Suite 102, Fresno, CA 93727 (559) 486-6278
www.crlaf.org
Office hours 9 a.m -5 p.m. Services are being offered remotely.

Services (English):
Consultations, DACA, Naturalization, and representation in other immigration matters including removal defense cases.

Services (Spanish) in case the IAC website displays the info in Spanish as well:
Consultas, DACA, Naturalización y representación en otros asuntos de inmigración, incluyendo casos de defensa de deportación.

Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative
516 Villa Ave., Suite 28, Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 387-7651
www.CVIIC.org
Office hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Services are currently being offered remotely.

Office contact:
Eleazar Valdez, eleazar.cviic@gmail.com

Know your rights presentations; application assistance for naturalization and DACA (initial and renewal); entrepreneurial training for immigrants; health awareness and promotion of access to services; technical training for nonprofits and public sector agencies.

Council on American-Islamic Relations Sacramento Valley/Central California (CAIR SV/CC)

Website
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Sukaina Hussain, s.hussain@cair.com Phone: (916) 441-6269

Services are currently being offered remotely.

Adjustment of Status, Asylum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Deportation/Removal Defense, Employment Authorization, Family Petition, Naturalization Temporary Protected Status (TPS), T-Visa, U-Visa, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

550 E. Shaw Avenue, Suite 210 Fresno, CA 93710 (559) 240-4184
Email: Alejandra Tovar, atovar@supportkind.org Business Calling Hours: Mon-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Services are being offered remotely.

Services for Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors: Asylum, U-Visas, T-Visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

United Farm Workers Foundation

2409 Merced St., Suite 103, Fresno, CA 93721 (559) 496-0700
www.sisepuede.org
Office hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Services are currently offered remotely.
Naturalization, Initial DACA/Renewals, Advance Parole, Family Petitions, Waivers, Consular Processing, Background checks (currently only FOIA)

Centro La Familia

302 Fresno St, Suite 102, Fresno, CA 93706 (559) 237-2961
Office hours: 8:30 am – 3 pm

275 S. Madera ave, Suite 400 Kerman, CA 93630 (559) 840-0656

4718 N. Polk Ave Fresno, CA 93722 (559) 369-6349
www.centrolafamilia.org Office hours: 8:30 am – 3 pm

Services: Citizenship/Naturalization, U-Visa, DACA, Violence Against Womens Act VAWA, T- Visas,

Solicitudes de DACA, peticiones familiares, visas U, VAWA, visas T, naturalización/Ciudadanía, renovación de la residencia permanente, solicitudes de información de FBI/FOIA. Referencias y servicios de apoyo sobre beneficios públicos, clases para padres de familia y salud mental.

San Joaquin College of Law – New American Legal Clinic

Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm
*currently working remotely

901 5th Street
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 326-1553

www.sjcl.edu
www.facebook.com/NALCatSJCL

Citizenship, Family Based Petitions, Adjustment of Status, U Visa, T Visa, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Asylum, Removal Defense for those in deportation proceedings, Employment Authorization, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Parole in Place (PIP), Know Your Rights Presentations, Legal Consultations.

Ciudadanía, Peticiones Familiares, Ajuste de Estado, Visa U, Visa T, Visas Juveniles, Asilo, Defensa contra deportación, Permisos de Trabajo, Violencia contra Mujeres (VAWA), Peticiones para familiares en las fuerzas armadas (PIP), Presentaciones de derechos del inmigrante, Consultas Legales

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

130 E. Mill Ave, Porterville, CA 93257
Office hours: 9 am-5 pm
Currently providing remote services

Website
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Instagram

Services: Citizenship/Naturalization, U-Visa, DACA Renewals, and Initial applications, Violence Against Women’s Act VAWA, T- Visas, family petitions

Servicios: ciudadanía / naturalización, visa U, renovaciones de DACA y solicitudes iniciales, ley de violencia contra las mujeres VAWA, visas T, peticiones familiares

Fresno County Public Library

2420 Mariposa Street, Fresno, CA 93721 Phone: (559) 600-READ (7323)

Office Hours may be varied please check Hours of Service

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YouTube

Services: Citizenship Corners offer free handouts for the Naturalization process, Civics test study materials, AB60 information, and financial literacy. Programs and services for all ages. Books, DVDs, Music CDs in many languages, online resources for English learners, free computer access at the library, mobile printing at low cost, and Literacy Services. All residents regardless of their immigration status can get a Library card and access to the Library services.

The Fresno Center

4879 East Kings Canyon Rd
Fresno, CA 93727
Phone: (559) 255-8395
Website
Contact: esmeralda.chavez@fresnocenter.org or porchoua.her@fresnocenter.org

Office hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Languages: Spanish, Hmong, Lao, Thai, and Cambodian

Services: Citizenship/Naturalization, Green Card Renewal, Work Permit Renewal, Adjust Status, and Family Petition.
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