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Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR) - A Program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

  • Location:
    7931 NE Halsey St
    Ste 302
    Portland, OR 97213
  • Phone:
    (503) 384-2482
  • Fax:
    (503) 284-3270
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR) provides culturally competent immigration-related legal representation and education to low income immigrants and refugees in Oregon and SW Washington.

State served: Oregon

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, ESL, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Dari, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Pashto, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Removal Hearings services for Cuban clients only.