Resources for Immigrants

General Information

Informed Immigrant:

Being Prepared

Family Preparedness Plan:

Know Your Rights

Is it safe to apply for health insurance or seek health care?

National Immigrant Law Center - Everyone Has Basic Rights: Immigrant Law Center

United We Dream:

Latino Community Fund:

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project:

Immigrant Legal Resource Center:

Immigrant Defense Project:

Community Support

Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition:


  • Citizenshipworks mobile app for Apple devices, click here or search for "Citizenshipworks" in the iTunes App Store.
  • Citizenshipworks mobile app for Android devices, click here or search for "Citizenshipworks" in the Google Play Store.

Do you qualify to stay in the US?

Legal Help

Avoid Scams and Notarios

For Immigrant Youth

Youth Guide

ICE Online Detainee Locator

ICE Locator

Donate Online

St. James Immigrant Assistance

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Immigration Network

SJESL Mailing List

Get Involved


About St. James Immigrant Assistance

St. James Immigrant Assistance (formerly the St. James ESL Program) is a 501(c)(3), non-sectarian, volunteer and community-based organization that provides free English instruction and Citizenship assistance to low-income adult refugees and immigrants in Seattle and King County, Washington. Founded in 1975 with one tutor and one Vietnamese client, SJIA has grown to serve clients from 37 countries in all parts of the world. In 2011-2012, along with our 83 volunteers, we served 481 immigrants and refugees in King County.


Marcia Ditter / Tom FitzMacken / Marina Furtado / Jane Herrmann / Meghan Kelly-Stallings / Barbara Marcouiller / Joyce Mork-O'Brien / Surab Vadachkoria / Joe Varano / Jesson Mata / Al Cheesebrough / Fernanda Freistadt

"While we do not support illegal immigration we are committed to helping all persons in need regardless of their legal status...Our goal as a community of disciples is comprehensive immigration reform to provide legal pathways for family reunification, guest workers and those seeking citizenship.

We will reach out to all persons in need, including immigrants, regardless of their legal status.

This is nothing new. The Archdiocese of Seattle has a consistent and longstanding commitment to justice based on our belief in the dignity of all persons."

-- Archbishop Brunett