IRR Staff 12/02/23

Our Mission

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles began providing immigration assistance during World War II, when refugees sought safety on American shores. Today, most clients seeking immigration services and refugee resettlement support are coming from Afghanistan, Central America, Iran, Iraq, Mexico and Syria. Our mission is to provide invaluable services to immigrants and refugees free of charge or at low cost. 

Our mission is guided by Catholic social justice teaching to welcome the stranger and support the most vulnerable in our society. Our primary goal is to treat the refugees, asylees, and immigrants among us with the respect and dignity they deserve. We believe that no human being is illegal, and that every person deserves equal representation and access to legal services, regardless of status.


Who We Are

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles’ Immigration and Refugee Services’ program was established in 1955 and became recognized by the United States Department of Justice in 1971. We provide free and low-cost legal and social services to low-income and underserved individuals and families in the Los Angeles area.

Our staff is comprised of attorneys, legal practitioners and case managers to offer direct legal support and services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers who are in need of free and low-cost legal services and social services.

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles is proud to be a multi-cultural, linguistically diverse organization with staff members who culturally reflect the communities we serve. Immigration and Refugee Services’ staff members are fluent in the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, English, Farsi, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.

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P.O. Box 15095, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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