Immigration Legal Services: El Pueblo Immigration Legal Clinic, which is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) of the U.S. Department of Justice provides high quality, low cost, family-based immigration services greatly needed by immigrants of the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. We also provide document translation.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: By developing proficiency in the language of the dominant community, immigrants are empowered to speak for themselves with their own voices. English language proficiency empowers immigrants to advocate on their own behalf and break free from the exploitation that can result from the inability to communicate with landlords, employers and government agencies.
Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00, and childcare is provided. There are three levels of instruction: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Please contact Mary Townsend at 228-436-3986 to register.
"Stop Violence Against Women" Program: We provide legal services to victims of
violence, improve awareness about victims of domestic violence, and enhance cultural and
linguistic servicesfor victims ofsexual assualt and domestic violence. "Stop Violence"
programming includes legal services, community trainings, interpretation services, and a
multi?ethnic support group for victims of violence.
Mujeres Unidas (Women United): A women's group that meets two Wednesdays a month to engage in a process of individual and collective empowerment. The group encourages women to be leaders and take charge of their lives while forming community with other women. The agenda includes a wide range of issues, including domestic abuse, cultural preservation, computer literacy, parenting, and even cooking and dancing! Please contact Xenia Wickline at 228-436-3986 for more information.
Advocacy and Community Organizing
Know Your Rights: Workshops offer immigrants practical information on the U.S. legal system, law enforcement, and their rights and responsibilities in their new country. We also offer specific workshops on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, VAWA self-petitions, and Naturalizations.
Hispanic American Coastal Network: A network of the businesses and organizations that serve or wish to serve the Hispanic/Latino immigrant community. The goal of the network is to maximize the effectiveness of services delivered and prevent duplication. El Pueblo is founder of the network and hosts the monthly meetings on the last Wednesday of the month from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Coffee and breakfast is provided.
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