The LAA has provided immigration legal services since 1999, and is one of only two nonprofit legal services providers in Georgia serving the Latino community. We house a full-service immigration law firm at our Atlanta service center and offer services in Lawrenceville and Athens. We offer affordable legal services to help eligible low-income immigrants and asylum seekers obtain immigration benefits in the U.S. Our legal team consists of:

  • 6 full-time attorneys
  • 5 paralegals
  • DOJ-Accredited Representative

FREE Citizenship and English Course for Green Card Holders

Thanks to a grant awarded to the LAA by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the LAA’s Immigration Legal Services will now offer a FREE Citizenship & English Course for Green Card holders eligible for Naturalization (8-week course).

When: Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

New Session: Begins Monday, April 9, 2018. Registration opens Monday, April 2, 2018 through Friday, April 6, 2018.

Where:  2750 Buford Hwy. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324 Auditorium #2 (Latin American Association)

To register, contact Marlenne Silva at (404) 702-0184 or send an e-mail to msilva@thelaa.org.


N-400 Citizenship Application Assistance Program

citizenship application

Are you a green card holder? Become a citizen and exercise all your rights! The Latin American Association and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta will provide qualified legal representatives to aid in filling out the US Citizenship Application Form N-400. Certain applicants may also be eligible to have the government filing fees waived.

The aid is FREE and will be offered on the following dates at the Lilburn Branch Library (4817 Church Street Lilburn, GA 30047):

  • Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Friday, April 10, 2018

For additional clinic details and times, click here.

For a list of required documents and materials to bring, please e-mail events@gwinnettpl.org. For additional information on citizenship eligibility requirements, click here.


 FREE Citizenship Clinic

The Latin American Association, the New Americans CampaignAsian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta, CPACS and the International Rescue Committee will provide a FREE citizenship clinic on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Georgia Gwinnett College.

For clinic details, time and location, click here or contact us (404)-890-5655.

Appointments are required for this clinic. To register, click here.

For additional information on citizenship eligibility requirements, click here.


Impact to DACA Services Provided by the LAA

In light of the announcement made by the Trump administration to rescind DACA, our Immigration Services Department will:

  1. Not accept new initial DACA requests. If you are eligible for DACA but have not applied as of today, you are not able to apply.
  2. Prioritize DACA renewal applications for clients who have DACA expiring between now and March 5, 2017. These renewals must be accepted by USCIS by October 5, 2017, so if your work permit is expiring soon you must act quickly.
  3. USCIS will no longer accept applications for advanced parole from DACA recipients; this documents previously allowed DACA recipients to travel abroad. Because USCIS will no longer accept these applications, our Immigration Department will not file advanced parole applications based on DACA.
  4. Any pending advanced parole applications will be administratively closed by USCIS and fees for those applications will be returned. If this action affects any of our clients, your legal representative will be in contact with you.

The LAA will be giving priority to DACA renewal cases over the next three weeks to ensure that eligible DACA recipients are able to file their renewals before the October 5 deadline.  We urge clients to act quickly to get an appointment. For an appointment in our Atlanta office, please come in person Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. or call 404-471-1889. For an appointment in our Athens office, please call 404-702-0271.