On Monday, January 26, 2015 at 10:00 am, La Casa de Amistad will hold a press conference to announce our new Immigration Services Program. La Casa staff will be joined by Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other community leaders to make this special announcement and kick off our newest services for the community.
La Casa de Amistad has received authorization from the Department of Justice to offer legal immigration services to low income immigrants, and announces the grand opening of its Immigration Services Program. La Casa now offers affordable, comprehensive immigration legal services in the Michiana area. Ellen Frey Ogle, who is accredited by the US Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals, has joined the La Casa de Amistad staff to provide these services.
La Casa de Amistad is one of only 16 non-profit agencies in Indiana (and one of only 3 non-profit agencies in Michiana) to be officially recognized and permitted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to assist with immigration petitions.
The BIA also granted accreditation to Ellen Frey Ogle to represent clients before US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“As a new resident of South Bend, I am looking forward to serving the immigrant community here, and feel blessed to be a part of La Casa de Amistad.” – Ellen Frey Ogle, BIA Accredited Representative.
La Casa de Amistad has been helping immigrants integrate into the community for over 40 years, through providing a variety of educational and human services, including Citizenship classes.
“A comprehensive Immigration Services Program is something La Casa de Amistad has worked toward achieving for more than 7 years. It is gratifying to now be in a position to offer these much needed services to individuals and families in the immigrant community we serve, in turn, bringing greater opportunity and family stability to so many in our community.” – Nanci Flores, Citizenship and Immigration Services Program Coordinator.
La Casa de Amistad’s bilingual BIA Accredited Immigration Representative and staff are available to assist and serve clients throughout the entire Michiana area, Monday through Thursday from 9:00am-6:00pm. Interested persons may call: 574.233.210, email: email@example.com, or stop by La Casa de Amistad to schedule an appointment with our Immigration Services Program staff. All staff members speak English and Spanish.