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Immigration Simulations

What is it like to be an immigrant?

Why are so many people trying to come to the United States? 

Why doesn’t everyone just become a citizen already?

Our immigration simulations aim to answer these questions and more. Through experience, your church, school group, or nonprofit can learn about the current realities driving immigration to the United States, and the complex system that meets immigrants once they arrive here. 

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Immigration Law Clinic

Immigration Legal Clinic

Many immigrants struggle to find affordable, quality legal advice and counsel. That is why we opened a low-cost immigration law office. We counsel all kinds of immigrants, both documented and undocumented, on their immigration possibilities. We can represent clients in their petitions before the US government. Use the “Contact Us” form below to request an appointment at our immigration law office. 

We specialize in:


Family-based immigration

Victims of Crime and Domestic Violence

Work Authorization


And much more

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Give us your email or phone number below and we’ll keep you informed about upcoming events and important immigration related news. (And don’t worry, your information will not be sold/shared!)

Get in touch

Please use this contact form to let us know how we can help you!

Our sponsors

The Carolina Immigrant Alliance is supported by the generosity of individuals like you! We also have several organizations that believe in and sponsor our work. We want to thank them, and you, for making this important work possible.

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Current Sponsors:

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Contact us to learn more about Carolina Immigrant Alliance and how you might help our mission with sponsorship.

Support Our Work

We rely on individuals like you.

Our work relies upon donations from individuals who believe in what we do. Any amount will be helpful as we strive to open doors between ourselves and our immigrant neighbors. Follow the link below to donate to our work.

Volunteer opportunities

We’re so happy you’re interested in helping. Below are some volunteer positions we could always use. If nothing below fits, but you’re still interested in helping, let us know what your skills are and we can try to connect you.

Current Opportunites

Here are our current needs. Contact us if you have any questions or are interested in volunteering!

Translators – We need individuals who can translate documents for submission to USCIS. We also need help translating our own materials for promotional and educational uses. Requirements are fluency in the specified language and English.

Interpreters – When an immigrant goes in for immigration interviews they have to provide their own interpreter. We need volunteers who can accompany our clients to their interviews and interpret for them. Primary languages needed are Spanish, Chinese, and French (but if you know another language let us know. You never know when it may be needed!) We can also use interpreters in our office from time to time.

Pro-Bono Attorneys – While we can help with many immigration cases, some are outside of our ability. If you are an attorney and would like to work with us, please contact us. We would love to collaborate! Our primary needs are in immigration, family, and criminal law.

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Upcoming Events

Who we are

Blake Hart

Executive Director/DOJ Accredited Representative

Blake Hart is the founder and executive director of Carolina Immigrant Alliance Inc. Having lived as an immigrant in South America, he has a passion for creating welcoming spaces for immigrants and non-immigrants alike. Blake is an ordained minister, holds a Master of Divinity degree from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA, and he is working to complete a Doctor of Intercultural Studies Degree at Fuller Seminary. He is also an accredited representative by the US Department of Justice to provide immigration legal representation.

Our Board of Directors

Alma Govea – Co-chair of the Board

Miguel Rullan – Co-chair of the Board

Laura Ullrich – Treasurer

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Our work

As of now, we work in three main areas: Immigration Legal Aid, Public Policy Advocacy, and Education Initiatives

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We offer low-cost or pro-bono legal help to the immigrant community. We can help with:

  • Naturalization

  • Family-based immigration

  • Visas for victims of crimes or domestic violence

  • TPS

  • Deferred Action

  • And much more

Legal Help

At times, certain laws or proposed laws threaten our work of assisting in mutual integration. Often these laws harm the immigrant community, and in some way prevent them from living full and free lives. At those times, the Carolina Immigrant Alliance will advocate for just and equitable treatment of all people, with the goal of a more equal, just society for immigrant and non-immigrant alike. We do this by hosting prayer vigils and rallies, through “contact your representative” action alerts, and encouraging everyone to use their voice to call for just legislation and equal enforcement. If you would like to receive occasional emails about our public policy advocacy, including action alerts and event notices, follow the link below to sign up. You can also follow us on Facebook for these updates.

Educating both the immigrant community and the non-immigrant community is central to our work.

We offer workshops that help immigrants understand their basic rights that are protected by the US Constitution. We offer immigration simulations to help non-immigrants understand the realities of what it is like to immigrate to the United States. We offer faith-based workshops on the immigration debate, biblical hospitality, and overcoming racial and ethnic differences. To learn more about any of these opportunities, please use the contact form below.


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Our Mission

Our mission is to work for the mutual integration of all people through immigration legal advocacy, public policy advocacy, education initiatives, and interpersonal relationship building.


Diversity is our strength

Explore this site to learn more about what we offer and how we can help you, your church, or your organization.

We believe that diversity is our strength and that everyone has something to offer. We believe that our communities will be stronger as we learn from our neighbors, both new and old, and work together to form a community of mutual love, respect, and commitment to one another. We believe that integration is a two-way street, where both newcomers and long-time residents can learn and be taught about how life can be lived together

    We strive to create this reality through:

    Immigration Legal Aid

    Public Policy Advocacy

    Community and Individual


    Relationship Building

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