What We Do

Legal Services

UURISE provides low-cost and no-cost immigration legal services to help clients access the protections and benefits available under current immigration laws.

CARE Services

UURISE provides no-cost CARE (Connections / Advocacy / Resource Navigation / and Emergency Safety Planning for Immigrants) services to individuals and families.

Justice Services

UURISE responds to the needs of a wide variety of communities and partners by providing services designed to support and further justice for immigrants.

Legal services

UURISE provides low-cost and no-cost immigration legal services to help clients access the protections and benefits available under current immigration laws. 

UURISE professional legal staff provides one-on-one counseling and representation that always starts with a comprehensive consultation to assess current immigration status and potential immigration relief. In the community, UURISE hosts group workshops to provide no-cost assistance for naturalization and DACA renewals.

Immigration legal services

We would love to help you with your immigration legal needs. Our services include:

ConsultationsFreedom of Information Act requests (FOIAs) (obtaining records from government agencies)
Naturalization
Citizenship
Green Card Renewals & Replacements
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals
Removal of Conditions of Conditional Green CardAdvance Parole
Work Permit Renewals & Replacements
Family Petitions
Consular Processing
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) 
Parole in Place
Waivers
Adjustment of Status
Services for Victims of Domestic Violence & Other Crimes: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U-Visa, T-Visa

Accessing services

Services are available by appointment only.


Service locations

  • UURISE Main Office
    1600 Buena Vista Dr
    Vista, CA 92081
  • UURISE Chula Vista Satellite Office
    970 Broadway, Suite 101
    Chula Vista, CA 91911
  • Justice Portal / Ventanilla de Justicia
    2201 Lawton Ave
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Service locations for victims

  • North County Family Justice Center / One Safe Place
    1050 Los Vallecitos Blvd
    San Marcos, CA 92069

Additional options

Services offered remotely via Zoom Video Communications.


See location maps and Zoom information

Legal services

UURISE provides low-cost and no-cost immigration legal services to help clients access the protections and benefits available under current immigration laws. 

UURISE professional legal staff provides one-on-one counseling and representation that always starts with a comprehensive consultation to assess current immigration status and potential immigration relief. In the community, UURISE hosts group workshops to provide no-cost assistance for naturalization and DACA renewals.

Immigration legal services

We would love to help you with your immigration legal needs. Our services include:

 Consultations
 Naturalization
 Citizenship
 Green Card Renewals & Replacements
 Removal of Conditions of Conditional Green Card
 Family Petitions
 Consular Processing
 Waivers
 Adjustment of Status
 FOIAs (obtaining records from government agencies)
 DACA Renewals
 Advance Parole
 Work Permit Renewals & Replacements
 TPS
 Parole in Place
 Services for Victims of Domestic Violence & Other Crimes
 VAWA, U-Visa, T-Visa

Accessing services

Services are available by appointment only.


Service locations

  • UURISE Main Office
    1600 Buena Vista Dr
    Vista, CA 92081
  • UURISE Chula Vista Satellite Office
    970 Broadway, Suite 101
    Chula Vista, CA 91911
  • Justice Portal / Ventanilla de Justicia
    2201 Lawton Ave
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Service locations for victims

  • North County Family Justice Center / One Safe Place
    1050 Los Vallecitos Blvd
    San Marcos, CA 92069

Additional options

Services offered remotely via Zoom Video Communications.


See location maps and Zoom information

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CARE services

UURISE provides no-cost CARE (Connections, Advocacy, Resource Navigation, and Emergency Safety Planning for Immigrants) services to individuals and families. 

CARE services start with a simple screening that helps identify and assess current needs related to food security, housing, safety, and health. Using this screening as a guide, UURISE provides: 

  • Connections to organizations, providers, or programs that can help clients meet needs and reach goals. 
  • Advocacy with and on behalf of clients to a third party in support of immigration needs. 
  • Resource Navigation to help clients access services and resources that won’t have a negative impact on their immigration goals or status. 
  • Emergency Safety Planning for Immigrants (ESPI) which includes an assessment, tools, and a plan to help individuals and families avoid catastrophic loss in the event of detention or deportation.

We would love to help you with your CARE needs.

Accessing services

Services are available by appointment only.


Service locations

  • UURISE Main Office
    1600 Buena Vista Dr
    Vista, CA 92081
  • UURISE Chula Vista Satellite Office
    970 Broadway, Suite 101
    Chula Vista, CA 91911
  • Justice Portal / Ventanilla de Justicia
    2201 Lawton Ave
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Service locations for victims

  • North County Family Justice Center / One Safe Place
    1050 Los Vallecitos Blvd
    San Marcos, CA 92069

Additional options

Services offered remotely via Zoom Video Communications.


See location maps and Zoom information

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Justice services

UURISE responds to the needs of a wide variety of communities and partners by providing services designed to support and further justice for immigrants. Our services include:

Education

For immigrant communities, UURISE provides education services on a variety of issues related to immigration and human rights. Free information forums help immigrants better understand their rights, the pathways to legal status, and the possible protections available to those without a pathway.

For community partners, UURISE provides no-cost and low-cost trainings, workshops, and presentations on topics including current immigration laws, policies, and enforcement, and how to best support immigrant and mixed-status clients and constituents.

Faithful Justice

UURISE helps congregations and small group ministries deepen and broaden their work on immigrant justice through education, discernment, and technical assistance (TA). We work with them to develop or deepen an anti-racist/anti-oppressive perspective. To be of service to the immigrant community, congregations (particularly those that are majority-white) must work to recognize and dismantle privilege and oppression. This work facilitates moving away from a savior mindset and toward a collective liberation framework. This process helps congregations cultivate humility, embrace listening to and trusting impacted communities, and move toward partnering with the people in their communities already doing the work.

Our Faithful Justice model is designed to do more than train a group of people in how to advocate for others: it is intended to create radically welcoming, resilient, relational spaces that serve our congregations and their wider communities far beyond the immigration work that might be their initial goal.

To accomplish this, we can offer a variety of tools, resources, and connections with partners in order to facilitate learning, cultural change within congregations, and increased capacity for immigrant justice work.

Opportunities for discernment and technical assistance include:

  • Sanctuary and immigrant accompaniment
  • Developing accountable community partnerships
  • Developing and maintaining anti-racist/anti-oppression based immigrant justice programs 
  • Justice Portals / Ventanillas de Justicia where UURISE leverages technology and relationships to bring immigration-related services to congregations and their partners in underserved areas

Faithful Justice services also include: 

  • Worship & lifespan Religious Exploration (RE) resources
  • Pulpit supply
  • Congregational generosity

Getting in touch

We would love to work with you toward justice and equity.

To request an educational forum, presentation or training, or begin a conversation, please contact us using the form below:


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