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MAM - Immigration Legal Services

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At MAM, we value the contributions of immigrants to our community and nation. Roughly 300,000 people in the Houston area are eligible to pursue U.S. Citizenship, but often encounter roadblocks in the process (paperwork, finances, legal questions, fear, or other challenges). That's why we assist lawful permanent residents along the often-complicated or confusing process of becoming citizens of the United States.

MAM envisions a Houston of boundless opportunities, filled with hope, stability, and belonging. Obtaining citizenship empowers individuals to better integrate and contribute to the community, leading to more job opportunities, improved mental health, better quality of life, and the ability to give back. This helps make our families more stable, our workforce more dynamic, and our communities more vibrant. Especially when we work together.

How MAM can help

 

Legal assistance:

  • Help with citizenship,

  • DACA renewal,

  • U Visa application,

  • renewal/replacement of your legal permanent residency card,

  • or adjustment of status as a Refugee, Asylee, or U Visa holder.

Limited resources are available to help qualifying* individuals pay required USCIS and associated fees.

For more information about each type of case and to start the process, schedule an initial online consultation by clicking here

Citizenship Classes: These classes help prepare individuals for the U.S. Citizenship interview and test. They include English/Civics classes for those needing extra practice with English before applying for citizenship, and mock interviews, learning key interview words, and mastering the 100 civics test questions for those who have already submitted their N-400 application to USCIS. Learn more here.

Want to help? Volunteer!

If you want to give back to your community by assisting lawful permanent residents in pursuing their U.S. citizenship, we would be delighted to have you on our team!

Short-term volunteers are needed to help individuals complete applications, make copies, and check people in both at our clinic dates and on an individual basis. No special skills or previous related experience necessary! Volunteers will be trained on how to complete materials and each application will be reviewed by a qualified attorney or OLAP Accredited Representative for accuracy.

For more information about the volunteer job descriptions, click here.

Join us in our mission to help people become citizens and make our community a better place for everyone! 

Register to volunteer here.

Do you need help with your immigration case?

MAM may be able to help! If you are under 400% of the federal poverty guidelines and need help with your citizenship, DACA renewal, U Visa application, renewal/replacement of your legal permanent residency card, or your adjustment of status as a Refugee, Asylee and U Visa holders then please schedule a virtual consultation online. Please see below for more information about each type of case. 


MAM is a Department of Justice Recognized Organization. We have a licensed attorney and a DOJ Accredited Representative on staff. MAM's Immigration Legal Services have been helping people through their immigration process since 2013. We believe in the MAM mission of building stable families, a dynamic workforce and vibrant communities…together.

How to schedule your immigration legal services consultation

We offer virtual consultations online. We are not offering in-person consultations currently. You can schedule your appointment online through our portal. An email address and telephone number are required to schedule the appointment. Every adult needs to schedule their own appointment. There is no charge for initial citizenship consultations, but other types of cases may require a $30 consultation fee per adult.

New appointments open every week. We have limited availability, so make sure to check our scheduling portal often for updates.

If you have any problems scheduling or if you do not have an email address, please call us at 713-929-9280. Leave a message with your name, number and type of case. Someone will contact you via telephone or text message.

No walk-ins accepted at MAM.

*We do not handle initial asylum applications or immigration court cases. If you have an immigration court hearing or need help applying for asylum, please contact Houston’s Immigrant Resource Hotline at 833-468-4664 for referrals. Link to Hotline.

The Immigration Legal Services program can help with a variety of immigration matters, including:


 

  • Naturalization/Citizenship applications

We help file naturalization/citizenship applications including fee waivers for USCIS fees if eligible. If you have had your legal permanent residency for 5 years you may be eligible to apply.  If you have been married to and living with your United States citizen spouse for 3 years you may qualify to apply after 3 years of having your legal permanent residency.

 

To schedule a consultation, please click here to visit our online booking site. An email address is required for appointment scheduling.
 

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals

 

We can help you renew your DACA if you have already been approved DACA before.  We are not able to help with initial DACA applications. Due to a court injunction, DHS is currently prohibited from approving initial DACA requests.

 

To schedule a consultation, please click here to visit our online booking site. An email address is required for appointment scheduling.


 

  • Humanitarian-based petitions for victims of crime (U Visa and VAWA)
     

We help file applications for the U Nonimmigrant visa (U Visa) and for VAWA cases. If you are looking for help with filing an initial asylum application for crimes that happened in another country, please do not schedule an appointment. We do not handle initial asylum cases.

If you have been a victim of a serious crime in the United States including domestic violence, have filed a police report and you have cooperated with the police you should schedule a consultation for a U nonimmigrant visa. 

If you have been a victim of domestic violence by an immediate family member that is a United States Citizen or Legal Permanent Residency you should schedule a consultation for VAWA.

To schedule a consultation, please click here to visit our online booking site. An email address is required for appointment scheduling.
 

  • Adjustment of status to lawful permanent residency


We help file applications for adjustment of status and applications for fee waivers for USCIS fees if eligible. We offer consultations for the following types of adjustment cases:

•    Refugees and asylees who have lived in the United States for more than one year with that approved status. 

•    U Visa nonimmigrant holders that have lived in the United States for three years with that status. 

To schedule a consultation, please
click here to visit our online booking site. An email address is required for appointment scheduling.

  • Renewal or replacement of the Legal Permanent Residency


We help file applications to renew your legal permanent residency card that was granted for ten years. If your legal permanent residency card was lost or stolen, we can help file for a replacement.

To schedule a consultation, please
click here to visit our online booking site. An email address is required for appointment scheduling.

 

 

If you did not see your type of case listed here, please contact Houston’s Immigrant Resource Hotline at 833-468-4664 for referrals or access the link to the Hotline.

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