The mission of the Family Law and Immigration team is to protect the safety of our client community. CCLS protects domestic violence victims and their children, as well as elders and/or dependent adults against physical, mental, emotional, and financial abuse by preparing and filing restraining orders with the court. Victims are able to attend their hearings and obtain permanent restraining orders. CCLS also helps Fresno County residents with securing Letters of Conservatorship through a monthly clinic.
CCLS is also able to assist victims of certain crimes in applying and being approved for U-Visas and/or Battered Spouses or Children of U.S. citizens/Lawful Permanent Residents through the work of two Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representatives. Initially, these applicants are given work permits while they meet certain residency criteria and eventually, with CCLS' help, they obtain Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status. In the process, these individuals are empowered by going from undocumented to legal status and being able to live and work in the United States without worry.