The mission of the Santa Cruz County Immigration Project (SCCIP) is to promote the well-being of the immigrant community in Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley. We accomplish this by helping immigrants acquire legal status, by re-uniting immigrant families, and by making U. S. citizenship more accessible to eligible immigrants. We provide competent and professional legal services, advocacy, and community education and information. Faced with new and alien surroundings, a sometimes hostile federal immigration bureaucracy, and unscrupulous or incompetent immigration consultants or notarios, SCCIP tries to be a beacon of hope and a welcome alternative, so immigrant families can be secure, prosperous, and civically-engaged members of our community.
Photo: Paulina Moreno, Deferred Action Services Coordinator
Some of the specific legal services we provide include: petitions for family members, applications for U. S. citizenship, renewals for lost or expiring resident (“green”) cards, assistance with consular processing, adjustment of status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) applications for immigrant victims of domestic abuse, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) applications, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) applications for undocumented foster children. We are also available to immigrant groups and social service agencies for community education and workshops about immigration.
All of our services are free, although we do request donations from those receiving legal services. Interested individuals and families are welcome to call or stop by with questions or to make an appointment.
MONDAY - THURSDAY
Open 9:30am - 12:00pm
and open again 1- 4:00pm
Open 9:30 am - 12pm
(closed 12pm -1pm)
and open again 1 - 2:00pm
4:30pm - 7:00pm - DACA Applications
Doug Keegan, Program Director
406 Main Street, Suite 217
Watsonville, CA 95076