Catholic Charities East Bay’s Immigration and Legal Services team, as well as a half dozen other service providers, served almost 300 attendees at an Immigration Forum that took place at Parkside Elementary School, Pittsburg, on Saturday September 23, 2023.
The event helped guide community members through the intricacies of the complex immigration system and the pathways to adjust their immigration status, such as permanent residency or citizenship. Department of Justice representatives and attorneys offered approximately 180 legal consultations and will be continuing their efforts with those requiring further representation. In 2022, Catholic Charities East Bay opened 1,093 new legal cases and helped 138 individuals apply for citizenship.
Also at the event were representatives from Faith in Action, Stand Together Contra Costa, Immigration Institute of the Bay Area, Contra Costa Health Department, Monument Crisis Center, First 5 Contra Costa, Village Community Resources, California Child Support, the Family Justice Center, Preparados y Unidos, Hijas del Campo, El TImpano, and La Clinica