Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!)
We are ¡HICA!—a community development and advocacy organization that champions economic equality, civic engagement, and social justice for Latino families in Alabama. Through our various programs, each of which individually address social, civic, and economic integration efforts, we empower Latinos to successfully adapt and integrate—all so they have the opportunity to achieve their dreams and aspirations. The Citizenship and Immigration Program works to improve the lives of Latinos new to Alabama by providing low-cost access to legal information and naturalization services with an authorized immigration representative. ¡HICA! Supports and empowers low-income Latinos seeking to apply for citizenship, as well as those who need humanitarian visas. The program assists families through consultations, assistance completing applications, a coordination with government agencies.
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
|Types of immigration legal services provided:
||Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
|Other areas of legal assistance:
||Citizenship / Civics classes, Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Housing referrals, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services, Social services
||Domestic Violence Victims, 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
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?
||Low cost fees. Humanitarian services do not have a fee, if low income, fees are reduced or free