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A resource for public patrons

Immigration Law

Immigration law refers to the rules established by the federal government for determining who is allowed to enter the country, and for how long. It also governs the naturalization process for those who desire to become U.S. citizens. Finally, when foreign nationals enter without permission, overstay their visit, or otherwise lose their legal status, immigration law controls how the detention and removal proceedings are carried out.


  • Washington LawHelp
    • A guide to legal information about your rights and responsibilities, community education events, and how to get help in Washington state. 
  • Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network
    • A Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights organizations and individuals that strive to protect, serve and strengthen support capacity and resources to build power and a united voice in Washington.
  • World Relief - Spokane
    • World Relief Spokane currently provides refugee resettlement assistance, employment services, micro-enterprise loans, immigration services and works to raise awareness and serve victims of human trafficking.

  • Spokane Immigration Attorneys
    • Simplified immigration concepts through legal experts who help in the application for legal status.

  • Global Neighborhood - Spokane
    • A community benefit organization that focuses on using business to provide former refugees with opportunities for development so they can thrive and contribute as equal members of our community.

  • Northwest Immigrants Rights
    • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.
  • Spokane Field Office - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Spokane Cares
    • Spokane Cares strives to improve the community by helping those in need find appropriate resources to meet their needs; helping service organizations communicate their vital messages; helping community members embrace service, and find meaningful ways to serve.

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