Affordable and Pro Bono Legal Assistance for Eligible Immigrants.

Pathways is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving immigrant families in San Diego.

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Trusted Experts in Immigration Law

When it comes to immigration law, you need experts you can rely on. Our skilled attorneys and certified representatives are committed to providing you with trusted, expert legal guidance every step of the way.

Licensed Attorneys & DOJ Accredited Legal Team

Attorneys and Legal Reps experienced in all areas of the immigration process, ensuring professional and knowledgeable support.

Full Range of Immigration Legal Assistance

From applications and case management to interview preparation, we provide help every step of the way.

Affordable & Accessible Services

Free legal consultations and citizenship preparation to make professional legal help available to everyone.

Immigration Legal Services and Education

We’re here to offer you comprehensive legal assistance and educational programs. Our goal is to empower you and your family, helping you understand and navigate the immigration system with ease and confidence.

Naturalization

Naturalization

Legal Permanent Residents may qualify to become U.S. Citizens

Naturalization

When you decide to naturalize with Pathways, our legal staff will prepare your N-400 Application for Naturalization and remain by your side as a valuable resource until your oath ceremony.

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LPR Card Renewal

LPR Card Renewal

Apply to renew your LPR card six months before it expires.

LPR Card Renewal

A Permanent Resident Card is proof of your permanent resident status in the United States. It also serves as a valid identification document and proof that you are eligible to live and work in the United States.

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DACA

DACA

Renew your DACA status and work authorization.

DACA

Pathways is currently only offering assistance with DACA renewals because USCIS is not currently processing initial DACA requests. The program requires that DACA status and accompanying work permit be renewed every two years.

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Adjustment

Adjustment

Become a legal permanent resident or petition for a qualifying family member.

Adjustment

Pathways provides assistance with family based adjustment of status. Family-based adjustment of status means transitioning from a non-immigrant visa to permanent residency with the help of a family member or immediate relative.

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FOIA

FOIA

Request access to your immigration records to determine eligibility for naturalization.

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): We conduct USCIS FOIA and FBI FOIA requests on behalf of clients to confirm their eligibility for immigration benefits.

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Citizenship Prep

Citizenship Prep

Learn about U.S. government and history questions and advance your English to prepare for your citizenship exam.

Citizenship Prep

Our citizenship prep program is intended to prepare you for the naturalization test by guiding you through key civic topics, U.S. History, and government principles. You'll gain a deep understanding of the material and improve your English skills through focused reading and writing practice.

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Additional Services

Additional Services

Replace immigration documents, remove residency conditions and more.

Additional Services

While there are specific services we focus on, we do offer other legal immigration services that could be helpful for you, friends, and or family members.

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Many Journeys. One Community.

The stories of our clients’ journeys highlight the diverse paths to achieving U.S. citizenship and becoming part of our shared community. Discover how our compassionate and professional legal services have positively impacted their lives.

Olga
Olga was nervous about the citizenship process but said, “it was not at all difficult because I was in good hands... (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in San Diego) turned out to be the easiest.” Credits Pathways tutor Kathie with boosting her confidence.
Olga
U.S. Citizen · Former Pathways Client
Olga was nervous about the citizenship process but said, “it was not at all difficult because I was in good hands... (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in San Diego) turned out to be the easiest.” Credits Pathways tutor Kathie with boosting her confidence.
Olga
Olga
U.S. Citizen · Former Pathways Client
Eulogio
"I cannot put into words what Pathways has done for me. I came looking for citizenship, and I found a family, a home." Pictured with his Pathways Volunteer Tutors.
Eulogio
U.S. Citizen · Formet Pathways Client
"I cannot put into words what Pathways has done for me. I came looking for citizenship, and I found a family, a home." Pictured with his Pathways Volunteer Tutors.
Eulogio
Eulogio
U.S. Citizen · Formet Pathways Client
From Kabul to San Diego
"Pathways to Citizenship is very supportive and helpful. I’m very grateful that they are helping me with my asylum application... I won’t forget their support, care, and concern for my family."
"Pathways to Citizenship is very supportive and helpful. I’m very grateful that they are helping me with my asylum application... I won’t forget their support, care, and concern for my family."
From Kabul to San Diego
George
"They (Pathways) help you with learning English, participating in the naturalization process and you can practice your spiritual life with great people who are the members of the church."
George
Former Pathways Client
"They (Pathways) help you with learning English, participating in the naturalization process and you can practice your spiritual life with great people who are the members of the church."
George
George
Former Pathways Client
Martin
“I was so happy! I waited 30 years for this moment. I love this country, and I give thanks to God every day that I am a citizen.”
Martin
U.S. Citizen · Former Pathways Client
“I was so happy! I waited 30 years for this moment. I love this country, and I give thanks to God every day that I am a citizen.”
Martin
Martin
U.S. Citizen · Former Pathways Client

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Our Vision is to be the most trusted provider of legal and educational services for immigrants in San Diego. Join us in making a difference. Donate, volunteer, or spread the word about Pathways to help improve the lives of immigrant families in our community.

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