Empower. Protect. Integrate.
Our objective is to aid with the completion of the naturalization process as well as the residency and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal forms. COFEM holds the U.S. Department of Justice recognition and accreditation to provide these services for free or at a reduced price to the immigrant community regardless of origin, nationality, or political opinion. Immigration services are offered in both English and Spanish.
Not ready to become a U.S. citizen? We can help you renew your green card.
U.S. citizenship may be conferred through naturalization. Naturalization is a process by which a legal permanent resident (LPR) who meets certain eligibility criteria applies for U.S. citizenship with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Hundreds of thousands of people become U.S. citizens through naturalization every year. The eligibility requirements include continuous residence and physical presence, establishing good moral character, and passing the English and civics test (some exclusions apply).
In 2018, with the support of media outlets that included the newspaper, radio, and other social media platforms, we were able exceed our goal in the "1,000 New Citizens" campaign.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
On June 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that certain individuals who arrived in the United States as minors and met certain specific requirements may apply to be considered for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The program supplies an employment authorization document (EAD) that is subject to renewal and a Social Security Number (SSN). In California, as well as other states, DACA recipients are eligible to obtain a driver’s license.
COFEM continues to assist with the completion of the forms and help the community determine eligibility for a fee waiver with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Please note that the USCIS is ONLY accepting renewal requests for now as the continuation of the program is being debated. DACA does not provide a pathway to citizenship.