Free immigration services offered on campus Oct. 24-26

By Peyton Leone

UPDATE: Services are available in Spanish.

The Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights will be at Cal Poly Humboldt to provide free immigration legal services to community members, students and faculty and family of those in Humboldt County in Nelson Hall West rooms 116 and 119. Face-to-face consultation will be held from Tuesday, Oct. 24 until Thursday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to bring any documentation that they have access to and an identification card if possible. These documents are not required to start receiving help from CHIRLA.

CHIRLA offers services through Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited representatives, they are legally certified to give immigration advice and represent folks in court. This is limited to immigration services and does not extend criminal, family law, etc.

“Even if someone feels like there’s no relief available to them, even if they’ve been told there’s no relief available for them in the past it still doesn’t hurt to do a consultation,” said Alex Freitag, student liaison and DOJ accredited representative at CHIRLA. “They’re free and we’re happy to speak with anyone about their situation.” 

CHIRLA will be presenting “Immigration Relief” at the Campus Dialogue on Race in the Goodwin Forum on Monday, Oct. 23 from 2 – 2:45 p.m.

Fretiag said that CHIRLA is, “looking forward to building relationships on campus and making people aware of our services.” 

To schedule a face to face appointment at Cal Poly Humboldt from Oct. 23-26 contact Gina Cerda Salvarrey at gsalvarrey@chirla.org or call (707) 298-9975. Walk-ins are accepted depending on availability.

For those unable to make those times work, services from CHIRLA can be accessed by going to their website, legal.chirla.org. Scroll down to “book an appointment” and use the calendar to schedule a free consultation.

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