Baton Rouge--Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge is offering a day of free legal assistance to help qualified legal residents become U.S. citizens on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its main office at 1900 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA. Experienced immigration attorneys and volunteers will review citizenship documents and offer assistance with applications.
“Becoming a citizen can be an intimidating process,” said David Aguillard, CCDBR Executive Director.
Baton Rouge, LA--Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge (CCDBR) was recognized nationally for its work with immigrants as the recipient of the 2018 Midsouth Pro Bono Champion Award by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
AILA praised the agency for “tirelessly fulfilling its mission of ‘welcoming the stranger’ for decades.” With a staff comprised of immigration attorneys, paralegals, and Department of Justice Accredited Representatives, CCDBR provides pro bono and low cost legal representation to individuals with immigration legal needs, and also works within the State’s two primary immigration detention facilities to educate detainees on their rights.