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CASA | Maryland Legal Services
Housing Legal Assistance
Eviction Prevention: CASA provides representation to individuals facing eviction, as well as pre-eviction intervention to resolve other housing-related issues (poor conditions, illegal fees, etc.). The legal team can also provide advice and guidance on other housing-related matters. If you are facing imminent eviction from your home, please call 240-553-8970.
Other Housing Issues: For non-emergency housing issues, please call CASA’s Legal Hotline at 1-866-765-2272 for an appointment.
Employment Legal Assistance
Wage Theft: If you have been the victim of wage theft (where your employer has not paid you properly for work you performed), call CASA’s legal hotline at 1-866-765-2272. CASA’s Legal Department will text you or return your call. If you are eligible, we may be able to help you recover your lost wages.
Other Employment Issues: CASA also provides our members in Maryland with legal advice and referrals on other employment-related matters. Please call CASA’s legal hotline at 1-866-765-2272 and the from our Legal Department will text you or return your call.
Immigration Legal Assistance
CASA provides our members with free immigration legal consultations. To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-765-2272 and someone from CASA’s Legal Department will text or return your call to schedule an appointment. CASA does not guarantee that we will be able to provide individual representation to members after the consultation, but we will make every effort to provide an appropriate referral in cases we are unable to take on for full representation.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
CASA is the number one non-profit provider in Maryland for individuals seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). If you need to renew your DACA or have questions regarding the DACA program, please call Emily Sullivan at 240-491-5764 to make an appointment. If we are unable to answer the phone, please leave a detailed message with your name, phone number, and any relevant case details and we will get back to you. Please note, USCIS recommends that you renew your DACA 4-5 months before your expiration date.
Note: As of July 19 2021, USCIS can only process DACA renewal applications. USCIS is not permitted to process initial DACA applications (i.e. applications for people applying for the first time). See these links for more information: English, Spanish.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
CASA can provide legal assistance to members from Cameroon, Venezuela, and Haiti in applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
TPS for Venezuela
TPS for Haiti
Community Education Assistance
Check out CASA’s resources and explainers on issues that impact our members.
What is temporary protected status, eligibility, application, process, TPS vs. asylum, student aid, and more. Hosted by CASA’s head attorney.
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BALTIMORE, MD – In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement offering alternatives to detention in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as in Houston, Texas,
“Over 200,000 DACA recipients work front-line jobs in health care, education, and food industries to keep us safe, fed, and healthy.”
*CASA’s Legal Program is supported by the Maryland Legal Services Corporation.