Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

Immigration & Resettlement Program

Jewish Family Service (JFS) has been involved in the successful resettlement of over 29,000 refugees since the Program's inception in 1973.

Newly arrived refugees face tremendous language, cultural and financial barriers in their new home and Jewish Family Service is here to help. The Immigration and Resettlement Program helps refugees transition into their new lives in America and integrate into the local community. We provide pre-migration and post-arrival immigration services, counseling, cash assistance, referral for employment services, medical care and much more.

This program provides several immigration legal services to its clientele of Persians, Russians, and other nationalities.  The services usually begin with a phone call from the prospective client asking questions about the requirements for green card applications, naturalization applications, how to bring a relative to the U.S., travel document applications and various other challenges.

Examples of immigration services we provide:

Refugee/Asylee Adjustment of Status

Assist with preparation and filing of green card application after one full year in the United States in refugee or asylee status.

Family Immigration

Assist with preparation and filing of visa petitions for family members of U. S. citizens and immigrants. Continue with adjustment of status or immigrant visa applications


A person who has lived in the United States as a permanent resident for five years may be eligible to become a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Citizenship Certificate

A person with a green card who was under the age of 18 at the time his or her parent(s) naturalized may be eligible for a certificate of U.S. citizenship.

For more information call (323) 935-5303 or email

4311 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 211
Los Angeles, CA 90010


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Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
JFSLA receives funds from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Holocaust Survivor Emergency Assistance Fund, administered by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany for the benefit of needy Jewish Nazi victims.
Funds have been provided by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany for the Emergency Assistance Program for Nazi Victims at the discretion of the United States District Court supervising the lawsuit In Re: Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation (Swiss Banks).

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