Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA) provides a wide range of services to the growing immigrant Latino community in Alabama and the Southeast. HICA's Immigration and Access to Justice program provides direct representation in family-based immigration cases, as well as applications for humanitarian visas for victims of crime and domestic violence. Services include DACA, N-400, VAWA, Consular Processing, Adjustment of Status, Lawful Permanent Resident ("Green Card") renewal, U-Visa, and other related family immigration matters. HICA will be processing DAPA applications if DAPA becomes available. HICA is a BIA recognized organization with one attorney and three BIA partially accredited staff members. HICA provides services for nominal fees, but consideration is given to those with limited financial resources.
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
|Types of immigration legal services provided:
||Filings with USCIS
||Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Employment services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Psychological or psychiatric services, Referrals to other services, Social services
||Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?
||By appointment only. Financial literacy and tax assistance also provided.