Affordable Refugee and Immigration Legal Services

Making a difference in the lives of people from around the globe, assisting them with immigration legal services at a fraction of the cost.

We are dependent on the generous support of others to sustain our low cost legal practice. Your giving is changing lives in Pittsburgh and beyond. Thank you!

Who We Serve

Located on the North Side of Pittsburgh, PA we serve primarily low-income immigrant and refugee families in need of immigration legal services.

In Allegheny County alone, there are over 67,000 people who were born outside of the United States.

Only 37% of people in immigration court have access to legal representation.

What We Do

We welcome each immigrant and refugee with the love of Christ and uphold their dignity as we represent them, give them voice and defend their rights.

We primarily help individuals and families with issues surrounding Green Cards, Naturalization, Family Reunification, Asylum Claims and other related immigration cases. 

We hope to add Removal Defense before Pittsburgh’s Immigration Court in the future.


Who Knew

In 2018, CIAC set out to serve 100 people by the end of 2019. Little did we know that with little to no advertising being done that God would continue to reveal to us how big the need for immigration services is in this city!

In 2020, over 250 clients were served despite the COVID-19 pandemic and we are experiencing even more growth in 2021.

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CIAC made our immigration case simple and smooth. Jessica was always prompt in letting us know what we needed to complete as a couple and letting us know each step we were completing during the process.

We were always notified quickly about changes to our case and Jessica was always very responsive. We were never concerned about the process and had full confidence in CIAC.

My husband officially received his green card and we are so thankful for all of their help!

Thank you Jessica and CIAC for all that you do!

I am writing to express my profound gratitude to CIAC law office for your outstanding legal representation and unwavering support in securing my EB-1b green card based on employment.

Your deep knowledge and ability to navigate the immigration process with precision and care greatly contributed to the successful outcome. Jessica, who handles my application, is always available to answer my questions and address any concerns promptly via email, text, and phone.

Your clear and concise communication made it easier for me to understand the various steps and requirements involved in the application process. CIAC provides excellent service with an affordable fee.

Once again, thank you for your exceptional service and for helping me achieve my goal of obtaining a green card through the EB-1b category.

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Union Place Bldg.
801 Union Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15212