"It is the obligation of every person born in a safer room to answer the door when someone in danger knocks."
- Dina Nayeri

"It is the obligation of every person born in a safer room to answer the door when someone in danger knocks." - Dina Nayeri

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Join us for a lively evening of connection, dinner, music, and local beer & wine as we hear stories of hope and inspiration. Together, we can build sustainable immigrant legal advocacy and community wellness programs that create a safer, more just, and equitable north bay for all.

Come as you are! All are welcomed.

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Join us for a lively evening of connection, dinner, music, and local beer & wine as we hear stories of hope and inspiration. Together, we can build sustainable immigrant legal advocacy and community wellness programs that create a safer, more just, and equitable north bay for all.

Come as you are! All are welcomed.

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VIDAS provides trauma-informed immigrant legal advocacy and community wellness programs.

Attaining immigrant legal status can mean the difference between family unity or separation, prosperity or poverty, and even life or death. As retired Immigration Judge Dana Marks explains, removal cases are "death penalty cases in a traffic court setting."

While community members are at least five times more likely to remain safely in this country if they have an attorney, only 30 percent of people facing deportation are currently represented by an attorney in the United States.

We're working to change that.

Our staff of majority bilingual, first- and second-generation immigrants from all over the world offer life-changing competent and compassionate immigrant legal representation and wellness programs to Sonoma, Solano, and surrounding counties.

These efforts would not be possible without the support of our community. Together, we can create a safer, more just, and equitable north bay for all.

VIDAS proporciona servicios legales de inmigración y programas de bienestar comunitario informados sobre el trauma.

Obtener un estatus legal migratorio puede significar la diferencia entre la unidad familiar o la separación, la prosperidad o la pobreza, e incluso la vida o la muerte. Como explica la jueza de inmigración jubilada Dana Marks, los casos de deportación son "casos de pena de muerte en un tribunal de tráfico".

Si bien los miembros de la comunidad tienen al menos cinco veces más probabilidades de permanecer seguros en este país si cuentan con un abogado, solo el 30 por ciento de las personas que enfrentan la deportación están actualmente representadas por un abogado en los Estados Unidos.

Estamos trabajando para cambiar eso.

Nuestro personal, compuesto en su mayoría por inmigrantes bilingües de primera y segunda generación de todo el mundo, ofrece representación legal de inmigración competente y compasiva, y programas de bienestar que cambian la vida a los condados de Sonoma, Solano y los condados circundantes.

Estos esfuerzos no serían posibles sin el apoyo de nuestra comunidad. Juntos, podemos crear una bahía norte más segura, justa y equitativa para todos.

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Services Include:

Nuestros servicios incluyen:

Removal Defense
Asylum
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
U and T Visas
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Family-Based Petitions

Waivers
Work Authorization
Consular Processing
Adjustment of Status
Naturalization / Citizenship

Recognized and Accredited by the Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP).
Reconocido y acreditado por la Oficina de Programas de Acceso Legal (OLAP).

What Our Clients Say

Lo que dicen nuestros clientes

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❝ VIDAS took my case in 2018 and ever since we stepped foot in this building, I've felt more relief, more answers right away, answers I couldn't get anywhere else. Every time I came here, my heart relaxed.

VIDAS tomo mi caso en 2018 y desde que prisimios un pie en este edificio, he sentido mas alivio, repuestas mas inmediatas, repuestas que no pude llegar a cualquier otra lugar. Cada vez que venia aqui, mi corazon se relajaba. ❞

Alex, VAWA Cancellation of Removal Client | VAWA Cancelación de Remoción Cliente

Connect with Us
Conéctate con nosotros

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Our Legal Director Richard Coshnear was one of VIDAS' initial founders in 2014, when we were a small law office with one attorney and a few paralegals. Now we have five locations, five attorneys, five paralegals, and 14 staff members total. None of this growth or the ability to sustain VIDAS would be possible without your support!

Rick is pictured here with Tere Hernandez, our administrative assistant at our headquarters location in Downtown Santa Rosa.

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We loved spending our day sharing good energy, experiences, and ideas for how to improve services to undocumented & immigrant students, faculty, and staff at our community college sites with key partners! One big need is financial help for filing fees ~ ask us how you can help! 🦋

Nos encantó pasar el día compartiendo buena energía, experiencias e ideas sobre cómo mejorar los servicios para estudiantes, profesores y personal indocumentados e inmigrantes en los sitios de nuestros colegios comunitarios con socios clave! Una gran necesidad es el apoyo financiero para las tarifas de presentación. ¡Pregúntenos cómo puede ayudar! 🦋

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Abogando por la Justicia.
Protegiendo a la Comunidad.

Sus contribuciones ayudan a los inmigrantes a obtener acceso a la justicia, seguridad y todos los beneficios de la libertad en nuesta comunidad.

Advocating Justice.
Protecting Community.

Your contributions help immigrants obtain access to justice, safety, and the full benefits of freedom in our community.

Advocating Justice. Protecting Community.

Your contributions help immigrants obtain access to justice, safety, and the full benefits of freedom in our community.

Abogando por la Justicia. Protegiendo a la Comunidad.

Sus contribuciones ayudan a los inmigrantes a obtener acceso a la justicia, seguridad y todos los beneficios de la libertad en nuesta comunidad.