National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Canal Alliance

  • Location:
    91 Larkspur Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Phone:
    (415) 454-2640
  • Fax:
    (415) 454-3967
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

Canal Alliance is a nonprofit champion of immigrants who are challenged by a lack of resources and an unfamiliar environment.

We exist to break the generational cycle of poverty for Latino immigrants and their families by lifting barriers to their success.

We believe everyone has the right to achieve their dreams. Every day, we educate, empower, support, and partner with motivated immigrants and their families to best meet all their unique needs—from putting food on the table, to becoming U.S. citizens, to learning English, to graduating from college, and obtaining career-path employment. Because when we support immigrants, Marin becomes a place where everyone can live, work, and succeed.

New Clients:
Free walk-in clinics every Thursday. The morning session begins at 9:00 am, afternoon session begins at 1:00 pm. First come first-served basis. Limited spaces are available.

Current Clients:
Please call 415.306.0437 or email to schedule an appointment.

Counties served: Marin

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Citizenship / Civics classes, ESL, Housing referrals, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Canal Alliance is the only provider of affordable and comprehensive immigration legal services in Marin County. Very limited court representation provided. Drop-ins accepted for small consultations Monday - Friday. Deportation defense and asylum for adults is available through our partner organization, Social Justice Collaborative. For a referral, please come to our front office during regular business hours


Volunteer Coordinator
Valeria Gonzalez Rodriguez
(415) 306-0482

IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service
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