Immigration

As the only nonprofit in Mayfair with its own immigration attorney, we provide dozens of services to our immigrant community.

 

Filings

 

Amigos de Guadalupe can with the following applications:

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Applications

  • Fee Waiver requests for immigration applications

  • U-Visas

  • FBI Background Checks and FOIA Requests

  • Work permit renewal applications

  • Naturalization application assistance

  • One step form I-30 and I-485 adjustment of status

  • Translation of legal documents to clients

ESL/Citizenship Classes

Our purpose is to prepare participants to take both the oral and written examinations for U.S. Citizenship.  Classes typically range from 6-10 students allowing for more individualized instruction.  Students follow a workbook with lessons in American History, Geography and Civics.  In addition, students must answer questions about their own backgrounds, their families and their travel history over the past five years.

Our Instructor engages students in wide-ranging exercises simulating  official Citizenship interviews, and we also offer a filmed interview so that the students know what to expect.

Rapid Response Network (RRN)

 

The Rapid Response Network (RRN) in Santa Clara County is a community defense project developed to protect immigrant families from deportation threats and to provide accompaniment support during and after a community member’s arrest or detention. Anyone can call the 24/7 hotline to report ICE activity in our county and receive help in real time!


The Rapid Response Network Relies on volunteers to protect our neighbors at risk of ICE activity. 

When You Call the Rapid Response Network:

  • An experienced dispatcher will support members of our community in asserting their rights and will dispatch trained responders to the site.

  • If needed, rapid responders will conduct legal observation and documentation that may be used to support the immigration case of the community member.

  • If a community member is detained, we connect them to immigration attorneys and activate accompaniment teams to provide moral support to the family.

  • No families in our community will have to go through this painful process alone! ANY concerned community member in Santa Clara County can call the hotline when:

  • they suspect immigration enforcement activity in their neighborhood

  • are the target of an enforcement activity

  • have had a loved one detained by ICE.

 
Join the Rapid Response Network!

 

Immigrants Have Rights Too! Regardless of your immigration status, you have constitutional rights! Attend a “Know Your Rights Training” to learn what those rights are, how to assert them, and to receive support preparing a family emergency plan.

The Network Needs YOU! If you want to stand in solidarity with families impacted by immigration activity in your community, attend a Rapid Response Training.  

Please note: this is not a general information hotline.; If you are seeking general immigration services, please contact a community-based organization in your area. The Rapid Response Network is a collaborative project led by Sacred Heart Community Service, PACT, Pangea Legal Services, LUNA, Human Agenda, SOMOS Mayfair, Amigos de Guadalupe, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, the South Bay Labor Council, the City of San Jose Office of Immigrant Affairs, and the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations.