This list was compiled as of January 2020 by Community to Community, a partner organization with the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship.
This listing includes private attorneys and agencies that provide services for immigrants in various practice areas.
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Contact Information
- Seattle Office
615 2nd Avenue, Ste 400, Seattle, WA 98104 – 206.587.4009 – 800.445.5771
Hours: Mon to Fri 9:30am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
- Granger Office
121 Sunnyside Ave, P.O. Box 270, Granger, WA 98932 – 509.854.2100 – 888.756.3641
Hours: Mon to Fri 8:30am – 12pm and 1pm – 4:30pm
- Wenatchee Office
620 N. Emerson Ave, Ste 201, Wenatchee, WA 98801 – 509.570.0054 – 866.271.2084
Hours: Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm
- Tacoma Office
1119 Pacific Ave, #1400, Tacoma, WA 98402 – 206.816.3893 E-mail: TSUintake@nwirp.org
Hours: Mon to Fri 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4:30pm
If you or a family member is detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, please contact: Email: Tacoma@nwirp.org; Phone: 253.383.0519; Toll Free: 877.814.6444 Please leave a voice message with the detained person’s name and, if possible, the “A number” on the bracelet at the detention center.
Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network – HOTLINE
Hotline 844.724.3737 Triggers efforts by rapid-response volunteers to verify and document the raid or other situation.
The WAISN text-message alert system sends out SMS text notifications about ICE activity in Washington. To receive texts, text “JOIN” to 253-201-2833.
Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish County Legal Resources (additional details found here: C2C Attorney Referral List).
Harrison & Pai LLC: Holly Pai, Gabriel Harrison
Bellingham 1155 N State St Ste 508; Mt Vernon 325 Pine St Ste D
M-F 9am-5pm; No weekend hours. Ph 360/899-5098 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
https://www.harrisonpai.com/ Whatcom & Skagit counties
Law Office of Hannah E Stone: Hannah E Stone
Bellingham: Crown Plaza Bldg 114 W Magnolia St Ste 410
M-F 8am-5pm; no weekend hours. Ph 360/392-3920 Text 360/768-4392 Fax 360/392-6052Email HannahEStoneLaw@gmail.com
www.HannahEStone.com Whatcom, Skagit & Snohomish counties
Chamberlain Sanchez Immigration Law: Leta Sanchez
Mt Vernon 2210 Riverside Dr Ste 202
M-F 8:30am-5pm; weekend by appt only. Ph 360/972-3354 Email csimmigrationalaw.com
https://csimmigrationlaw.com Skagit county
Law Offices of Carol L Edward & Associations P.S.: Carol L Edward, Eric P Lin, Julia Hunter
Seattle 500 Denny Way; Mt Vernon 820 S 2nd St
M-F: 8:30am-5pm. No weekend hours. Ph Seattle 206/956-9556 Toll free 866/522-6222
Fax 206/956-4025 Email email@example.com
http://www.seattle-immigration.com Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish counties
Law Office of Cawood K Bebout, Attorney at Law: Cawood K Bebop
Mt Vernon 1023 S 3rd St
M-F 9am-6pm. Evening hours available upon request, no weekend hours Ph 360/419-3196
Fax 360/336-1962 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
https://.beboutlawfirm.com Skagit County
Catholic Community Services Family Immigration, Donna Rieper, Valentina Ashe – Accredited Representatives authorized by Dept of Justice
Mt Vernon 300 S First St Ste C. Phone for appointment 360/416-7095; Please leave message
https://ccsww.org/get-help/specialized-services/refugee-immigration-services Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish and Island counties
Glossary of Terms
Asylum – Refuge granted by the government to an immigrant applicant. Asylum seekers are physically present in the United States or at a U.S. border and are seeking permission to remain in the United States.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy that allows some individuals with unlawful presence in the United States after being brought to the country as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S. To be eligible for the program, recipients cannot have felonies or serious misdemeanors on their records. Unlike the proposed DREAM Act, DACA does not provide a path to citizenship for recipients, known as Dreamers. Wikipedia
Removal Defense – Removal defense involves representing and advocating for immigrants facing deportation from the United States. For many immigrants facing removal from the United States, the process involves appearing before an immigration judge in immigration court.
U Visas – The U visa is a United States nonimmigrant visa which is set aside for victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse while in the U.S. and who are willing to assist law enforcement and government officials in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity. Wikipedia
V Visas – The V visa is a temporary visa available to spouses and minor children of U.S. lawful permanent residents. It allows permanent residents to achieve family unity with their spouses and children while the immigration process takes its course. It was created by the Legal Immigration Family Equity Act of 2000. Wikipedia
ORR – The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is a program of the Administration for Children and Families, an office within the United States Department of Health and Human Services, created with the passing of the United States Refugee Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-212). The ORR offers support for refugees seeking safe haven within the United States, including victims of human trafficking, those seeking asylum from persecution, survivors of torture and war, and unaccompanied alien children. The mission and purpose of the ORR is to assist in the relocation process and provide needed services to individuals granted asylum within the United States.
Trafficking Visas – See T Visas below
I-360 VAWA Petitions – The I-360 petition is one that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides for foreign nationals wishing to begin the green card (lawful permanent residence) application process within one of the “special immigrant visa” categories or as an Amerasian, a widow(er) of a U.S. citizen, or a battered/abused spouse, parent, or child of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Most people filing Form I-360 will do so as a “self-petition,” while in a few cases, a sponsoring organization files the petition.
T Visas – A T visa is a type of visa allowing certain victims of human trafficking and immediate family members to remain and work temporarily in the United States, typically if they report the crime to law enforcement, and agree to help them in the investigation and/or prosecution of the crime committed against them. From Wikipedia