The Harlingen Public Library Welcomes All Community Members
Federal Agencies and Departments
To get information on how to apply for a green card or citizenship you can go to: https://www.uscis.gov/
You can reach their customer service center here https://www.uscis.gov/contactcenter
A Welcome to the United States Guide provides practical and basic US civic information for living in the United States. These guides are available here https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/civic-integration/settling-in-the-us
On the U.S. Department of Education website you can find educational resources such as the rights of unaccompanied children participating equally in education programs, resource guides for DACA youth, and other rights and resources for immigrants, refugees, asylee students and families. For language assistance service for these resources please call 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327) or send an email to Ed.Language.Assistance@ed.gov.
Free or Low Cost Legal Immigration Services in the Area
- Casa de Proyecto Libertad – 113 N 1st St, Harlingen TX, 78550 (956) 425-9552
- Texas Rio Grande Legal Aide (Harlingen Office) – 308 E Harrison Ave, Harlingen TX, 78550 (956) 364-3800
- South Texas Immigration Council – 4793 W Expy 83, Harlingen TX, 78552 (956) 425-6987 or 1-866-431-7910
- South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) – 202 S 1st St #300, Harlingen TX, 78550 (956) 365-3775
To search for free or low cost legal immigration services in other areas visit the National Immigration Legal Services Directory here https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/ (*Unless they are an attorney, in the U.S., notaries are not lawyers and are not allowed to give you legal advice.)
To locate a detainee in ICE custody, use this Online Detainee Locator System https://locator.ice.gov/odls/#/index or call 1-888-351-4024.
To check on the status of an immigration court case you can call : 1-800-898-7180
All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights under the U.S. Constitution. ILRC (Immigrant Legal Resource Center) created a “red card” to help assert your rights in certain situations (For example if ICE goes to your home). To obtain this card click here: https://www.ilrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/red_card-self_srv-english.pdf
Your Local Library is a Great Resource!
The Harlingen Public Library provides access to informational materials and online resources that can help the community with:
- U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation
- Guide to getting your Green Card
- Preparation for High School Equivalency or College Preparation Exams
- Math and Language Skills for all ages
These resources are available for free through the Learning Express Library (Digital). You can obtain these resources anywhere with internet access.