The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has published guidelines on your rights. Everyone has basic rights under the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws. Learn more here about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated. Topics include what to do if you are stopped by police, immigrants’ rights, and your right to be free from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, or national origin. Click here to learn more.

National Archives and Records Administration, guidance regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons. Title VI provisions

The civics practice test is a study tool to help you test your knowledge of U.S. history and government. You have the option to review the questions in English only or in English with Spanish subtitles. The actual test is in English. We have provided Spanish subtitles for those who may find it easier to learn in their native language. Use this online tool to prepare for the civics portion of the naturalization test. This practice test contains 20 questions. Click here to take the practice exam.

For official study material from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for the civics test as well as multilingual study material, click here.

  • Legal Assistance (Maricopa)

    Legal Assistance


    Clinic – Legal Affiliations

    At the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., we’re proud to work with passionate advocates who take up the cause of helping immigrants every day. We currently have over 380 affiliates across 47 states and the District of Columbia, fulfilling this important need. If you’re looking for an affiliate near you, please use directory and filters below to locate one.

    Catholic Charities Community Services of Phoenix

    5151 N. 19th Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85015
    (602) 749-4400
    For more national locations click here.

    Friendly House

    Immigration and Legal Services
    Monthly, Free Immigration Consultation Clinics are available through Friendly House. Please call (602) 416-7200
    Send a message to the immigration & legal services
    immigration@friendlyhouse.org
    (602) 416-7200
    810 S. 1st Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    https://www.friendlyhouse.org/immigration

    Immigrant Hope – Mesa, AZ 

    Immigrant Hope is a low-cost immigration legal aid clinic supported by Phoenix area local churches and interested individuals. We offer immigration legal advice and representation to the low-income immigrant community in Mesa and the Phoenix Metro Area.
    1818 E Southern Avenue, Suite 4A
    Mesa, AZ 85204
    (On the East side of Redemption West Mesa Church)
    mesa@immigranthope.org
    (480) 524-8131
    https://www.immigranthope.org/location/mesa/

    International Rescue Committee

    Immigration Services
    IRC is US DOJ Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognized to provide low- cost assistance for individuals in applying for various immigration benefits, including green cards, citizenship, immigrant travel documents, family reunification, Affidavit of Relationships, DACA and more. Assistance with USCIS fee waivers is provided for individuals that qualify
    Nadeana Fortin: 602-433-2440 x211 | Nadeana.Fortin@rescue.org

    Victim Advocate Program
    Service Description: The Victim Advocate program at the IRC provides comprehensive case management services to all foreign nationals who are a victim of crime. Services include assistance with filing victim compensation claims, crisis counseling, legal advocacy and referrals to pro bono attorneys, assistance with accessing benefits, referrals to both medical and psychiatric services, interpretation services, referrals to emergency housing, and safety planning.
    Riley McMahon: 602-433-2440 x235 | Riley McMahon@Rescue.org

    Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA)

    MLFA leads a national effort to assist Muslim individuals obtain legal assistance in times of need. MLFA may also provide financial assistance for legal costs for situations in which individuals are being approached by federal law enforcement agents, especially if the individuals believe they are being approached because of their religious beliefs. Keep in mind, however, that MLFA is not a law firm. MLFA only provides funding in support of legal work and programs to defend the legal rights of Muslims in America. MLFA does not practice law and cannot provide legal advice

    833 E Arapaho Rd, Suite 209
    Richardson, TX 75081

    (972) 331-9021

    mfla.org

  • Legal Assistance (Pima)

    Legal Assistance


    Clinic – Legal Affiliations

    At the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., we’re proud to work with passionate advocates who take up the cause of helping immigrants every day. We currently have over 380 affiliates across 47 states and the District of Columbia, fulfilling this important need. If you’re looking for an affiliate near you, please use directory and filters below to locate one.

    Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
    140 W. Speedway Blvd. Suite 130
    Tucson, AZ 85705
    (520) 623-4555

    Court Appointed Special Advocates

    2225 E. Ajo Way
    Tucson, AZ 85713
    Casaofpimacounty.org
    (520) 724-2060

    Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA)

    MLFA leads a national effort to assist Muslim individuals obtain legal assistance in times of need. MLFA may also provide financial assistance for legal costs for situations in which individuals are being approached by federal law enforcement agents, especially if the individuals believe they are being approached because of their religious beliefs. Keep in mind, however, that MLFA is not a law firm. MLFA only provides funding in support of legal work and programs to defend the legal rights of Muslims in America. MLFA does not practice law and cannot provide legal advice

    833 E Arapaho Rd, Suite 209
    Richardson, TX 75081

    (972) 331-9021

    mfla.org

  • Citizenship Classes (Maricopa)

    Citizenship Classes


    International Rescue Committee

    English Language and Citizenship
    IRC provides free citizenship classes and materials to assist students in preparing for the USCIS English-only test or seeking skills to better integrate into their communities. Classes teach English grammar and vocabulary contextually through US government, history, geography, and civic responsibilities. Distance learning opportunities available.
    W Olive Ave #400
    Glendale, AZ 85003
    Ashley Hoober: 602-433-2440 x238 | Ashley.Hoober@rescue.org

     

    Friendly House

    Citizenship Classes
    The citizenship program has been contracted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to provide courses that are designed to help prepare adult immigrants and refugees at the low beginning to high intermediate ESL levels to successfully complete the Naturalization process. During the program, students will receive instruction to develop their English language skills, civics content knowledge, and information about the Form N-400. Our courses will follow a contextualized instructional approach in which civics lessons, ESL, and Naturalization content are embedded throughout the lessons and activities in the course.
    evelyn.saenz@friendlyhouse.org
    (602) 416-7219

     

    Somali American United Council – Citizenship Class

    One-on-one and small group instruction and preparations. Taught in English, all levels welcome and childcare available.
    Monday/Wednesday 10am-12pm, click here to see calendar.
    2425 E. Thomas Rd. # 11
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    (480) 235-3135

  • Citizenship Classes (Pima)

    Citizenship Classes


    Citizenship Classes – Palo Verde Family Resource Center

    Free classes the provide opportunities to learn about the U.S. government and history, improve English skills, and prepare to become a U.S. citizen.
    1302 S. Avenidia Vega
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    tusd1.org/Departments/Family-Resource-Centers/Palo-Verde-Family-Center
    (520) 584-7455
    Wednesdays 11:15am-12:45pm

    Citizenship Classes – Palo Verde Family Resource Center

    Free classes the provide opportunities to learn about the U.S. government and history, improve English skills, and prepare to become a U.S. citizen.
    1302 S. Avenidia Vega
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    tusd1.org/Departments/Family-Resource-Centers/Palo-Verde-Family-Center
    (520) 584-7455
    Wednesdays 11:15am-12:45pm

    International Rescue Committee

    Immigration and Citizenship Services
    The IRC in Tucson has been assisting refugees and immigrants annually with high quality, affordable legal services since 2002. With a long, successful track record, the IRC has gained the trust and respect of the refugee and immigrant community, becoming a go-to resource for immigration services. The IRC’s immigration programs strive to ensure equal protection under the law and civic integration of refugees, asylees, and other immigrants by assisting them in obtaining critical benefits including adjustment of status, employment authorization, and citizenship. IRC’s comprehensive immigration services are provided by fully qualified IRC staff accredited by the US Department of Justice.
    Alejandra Encinas Garcia: 520-279-0020 | Alejandra.EncinasGarcia@rescue.org

    Pima County Public Library

    Pima County Public Library offers free Citizenship Classes at a variety of locations weekly. Citizenship classes are offered in English and Spanish. To view upcoming classes and to read more about this program visit their website at pima.bibliocommons.com/events/search or view the events page.

Know Your Rights Work Discrimination – Council on American-Islamic Relations Arizona (CAIR-AZ) presents Know Your Rights (KYR) with Shifa Alkhatib, a managing partner with HKM Employment Attorneys. Watch this discussion to learn about your right to work without being discriminated against. If you or anyone you know has been discriminated against at the workplace, call (480) 704-3786 or email info@az.cair.com. Contact Shifa at : (480) 360-6607. Watch the video here.

Know Your Rights 4th and 5th Amendment – CAIR-AZ released their third video in their Know Your Rights series. This time they covered your rights under the 4th and 5th Amendment which cover your rights against unreasonable searches and seizures by the state or police and your rights in criminal procedures. Watch this video here.

Presentation on U.S. Citizenship Benefits and Progress

Available in English, Arabic, French, Nepali, Somali, and Spanish.

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