Immigration Legal Services


A Path to Hope

Safely navigating the U.S. immigration legal system is fundamental for refugees and immigrants to rebuild their lives and regain a sense of belonging. But they face many complicated and expensive legal hurdles on the paths to citizenship and reuniting with family. Without access to professional legal services, they can face dire consequences. Our immigration team of attorneys fill this gap by offering high-quality, licensed legal services at low cost.

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I would not have made it without Elizabeth. She gave me the courage. She explained how everything works.
Ann, CWSG Citizenship Client

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Our Services


  • N-400, Application for Naturalization
  • N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship
  • N-565, Application for Replacement


  • Asylum*
  • Special Immigrant Visas (SIV)
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD) replacement/correction

*Due to limited capacity, this services is exclusive to CWS APA clients.

Green Cards/Employment

  • I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence
  • I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
  • I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

Family Reunification

  • I-130, Petition for Relative & Consular Processing
  • I-129F/K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa
  • I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence
  • Affidavits of Relationship (AORs)


  • FOIA Requests
  • U.S. Passport Applications
  • I-131, Refugee Travel Documents
  • Ukrainian Parolee - Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

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*Select "North Carolina - Greensboro" as Service Location

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Immigration Legal Services

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Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Legal Team

Elizabeth DeFrance, J.D.

Associate Director for Immigration Legal Services

Iva Panayotova, J.D.

Staff Attorney

Birendra Chhetri

Immigration Counselor

Khovaja Samir Seddiqi



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