Holy Cross Ministries is dedicated to helping immigrant families participate in the community and gain self-sufficiency. Recognizing that there are limited accessible resources for low-income families in Utah, The Legal Immigration Program operates Utah's first and largest U visa program for victims of crime and has helped over 10,000 men, women and children gain some type of legal status since opening in 2000.
HCM's Legal Immigration Program offers the following services
- Legal support for immigrant victims of violence*
- Support for humanitarian and temporary status applicants
- Family reunification assistance
- Citizenship services
- HCM currently has funding to assist Salt Lake County residents with the naturalization process free of charge. If you feel you are eligible, please contact us.
Program Hours and Location
Services are offered BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at HCM's Salt Lake City offices. To schedule an appointment, please call HCM's Client Support Specialist (801-261-3440). Because the line is often very busy, it is important to leave one message with your contact information and reason for your call.
The Legal Immigration Program is located in Holy Cross Ministries' offices at
860 East 4500 South, Suite 204
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
HCM's legal team also offers free, walk-in consultations at the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City every Monday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at
660 200 East, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Help Support Our Families
Holy Cross Ministries works to ensure that everyone is able to participate fully in this community. Many individuals and their families face barriers such as language, culture, abuse, and location. Your support helps us continue offering low-cost services to a critically underserved population.
On April 24, 2018 Judge John D. Bates of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling on DACA giving the Department of Homeland Security a 90 day window in which they must either better explain the justification as to why the DACA program is unlawful. If the department is unable to present that evidence during the 90 day period, the ruling states that USCIS must resume activities to accept and process new and renewal DACA applications. At this time they are not accepting new applications.
While this court decision ushers in a new wave of hope that DACA is here to stay, it is important to understand what is going to happen next. Over the next 90 days, the government still has a chance to present their argument against DACA and NO NEW APPLICATIONS are being processed by the government for the time being. Please be aware that any solicitations of new DACA application submittals in the next 90 days are NOT legitimate. DACA renewals will continue being processed as usual at this time.
If you are looking to renew your DACA or have questions about what you can or cannot file, contact HCM at 801-261-3440 to schedule an appointment.
Legal Immigration Program Staff
*71% of programming ($175,000 per year) for victims of crime is made possible by federal funds through the Utah Office for Victims of Crime.