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Immigration


Mission:
The Migrant Support Center seeks to “welcome the stranger” through direct services, education, and advocacy on behalf of the immigrants in our state.


Direct Services: 
The Migrant Support Center specializes in providing family based immigration services to individuals and their families who are seeking legal status in the United States.

Services provided are as follows:

Petition for Alien Relative
Adjustment of Status
Affidavit of Support
Work Authorization Renewal
Extension of Stay
Citizenship/Naturalization
Self-Petitions for Abused Spouses and Children
Certification of Citizenship
Removal of Conditions from Residency
Temporary Protected Status
U & T Visas
Change of Address
Status Inquiry
Interpretations
Translation of Documents (Spanish / English)



Education:  
The Migrant Support Center ensures that the immigrant community is aware of its rights and responsibilities as guests, alien residents, or citizens of the United States and educates the general population about the immigrant community in order to promote understanding, acceptance, and protection of immigrant rights. 



Advocacy:
 
 
The Migrant Support Center staff advocate with parishes, employers, state agencies, civic organizations, and both state and national legislatures to promote the rights and general welfare of the immigrant community.  
 
Some of the issues that concern us:
  • Fair immigration policy that keeps families together and does not discriminate against the poor
  • Elimination of the backlogs (of years) for immigration benefits
 
The Migrant Support Center is recognized by the BIA.
The Board of Immigration Appeals with the United States Department of Justice is the highest administrative body for interpreting and applying immigration laws and is responsible for the recognition of organizations and accreditation of representatives requesting permission to represent clients before the USCIS (formerly known as the INS).

The Center serves all immigrants, regardless of country of origin.  Our staff speaks English and Spanish.  Those who speak other languages should bring a translator.


Initial Consultation   $40.00


Contact us for any questions you have regarding your immigration status.


Teresita Turner
Ph: 601-948-2635
Fx: 601-326-3753 


"The Church hears the suffering cry of all who are uprooted from their own land, of families forcefully separated, of those who, in the rapid changes of our day, are unable to find a stable home anywhere. She senses the anguish of those without rights, without any security, at the mercy of every kind of exploitation, and she supports them in their unhappiness" (John Paul II, Message for World Migration Day 2000, no. 6).