National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Africa Cultural Alliance of North America, Inc.

  • Location:
    5530 Chester Ave.
    2nd Fl
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
  • Phone:
    (215) 729-8225 ext. 5
  • Fax:
    (215) 729-8202
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Africa Cultural Alliance of North America, Inc. (ACANA) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the welfare and rights of African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees.

Counties served: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Other areas of legal assistance: Arts, Criminal Appeals, Housing
Non-legal services: Employment services, ESL, Health services, Housing referrals, Language services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
Languages spoken: Arabic, English, French, Kirundi, Oromo, Somali, Sudanese, Swahili, Wolof, Mandingo
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Can provide services in many African languages and dialects. Can also serve clients from other states.