We worked with our community partners to compile the following local resources.
Legal Clinics and Consultation
Centro Hispano works to improve the quality of life for Latinos and others living in Dane County by empowering youth, strengthening families, and engaging the community. A primary goal is to see Latino youth prepared to succeed in life by finishing high school, being prepared for postsecondary education and engaging positively in their communities. Immigration services; DACA, naturalization, permanent residency and family are provided Monday-Friday and free consultation with an immigration attorney by appointment. Languages served: English, Spanish.
Community Immigration Law Center (CILC)
Free, walk-in immigration consultation clinic at 944 E. Gorham St., Madison. Open the second and fourth Friday of each month from 2–5 p.m. First come, first served. Languages served: English and Spanish.
Immigrant Justice Clinic
The Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC) provides free legal services to Wisconsin's underserved immigrant community. Legal services may include applications for humanitarian relief for non-citizen victims of crime, persecution, and human trafficking, defense for non-citizens facing removal in Immigration Court, and briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals on behalf of indigent non-citizens. IJC also works with criminal defense attorneys to negotiate plea agreements that avoid adverse effects to client's' immigration status. Law students work under supervision of a clinical instructor.
RISE Law Center
Provides legal representation to immigrants and refugees in immigration law regarding VAWA Self Petition, U/T Visa, Adjustment of Status, Asylum Applications, DACA, Employment Authorization, Family-based Petitions, Naturalization, citizenship, Removal/Deportation hearings, etc. Most services are free. Languages served: English and Spanish. Interpreters in additional languages are available as needed.
Madison Path to Citizenship
Provides assistance in navigating the naturalization process through information sessions and citizenship workshops. Attorneys assist in preparing required paperwork.
Key Resource Guide
A resource guide for Latino families developed by the Madison Latino Support Network (LaSup). The guide includes a “Know Your Rights” card, important phrases for interacting with immigration enforcement and guidance on how to create an emergency plan in the case of deportation.
Latino Education Council
The Latino Education Council is a non-profit organization that partners with local communities and school districts to build a more equitable and inclusive public education system. It provides advocacy for academic success and other issues affecting students and families as well as individual student consultations to discuss pathways to education, seeking to support these efforts by advocating for students and families, educating the community on education issues, and inspiring students to reach out for their dreams.
Legal Action of Wisconsin
Provides free, personalized legal services to individuals with low-income. Services provided include, but not limited to, benefits and health, family law, housing law, employment and Social Security. Supports 12 different languages.
Multicultural Student Center
The Multicultural Student Center collaboratively strengthens and sustains an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience.
Neighborhood Law Clinic
Provides a variety of legal services including rental housing, employment, and public benefits law. Law students staff the community-based office at the UW South Madison Partnership space in the Villager Mall on Madison's South Side.
Unión de Trabajadores Inmigrantes
This labor and community organization was created by and for workers to defend and foster the working and living conditions of working families in Dane County, Wisconsin, the US and internationally, advocating for equal rights for all workers of any race, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation or any other class difference. Languages served: English and Spanish.
Voces de la Frontera
Wisconsin’s largest Latino and low-wage worker membership organization and a leading immigrant rights advocacy organization in the state. Groups operate in Milwaukee, Racine, Madison, Green Bay, Walrus County and Waukesha, and they serve immigrants of all nations. If you have an immigration related emergency, call or text 414-418-9409. Languages served: English and Spanish.
Wisconsin American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The country’s largest public interest law organization. The organization works daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country, including immigrants. Interpreters available.
Workers’ Rights Center of Madison
Provides advocacy for worker civil rights. Can assist with workers’ rights information, education, legal advocacy, advice and referrals and training. Free appointments available. Languages served: English, Spanish and Hmong.