Welcome to our web site, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about our Center. The Organization for the Legal Advancement of Raza, Inc. is best known in the community as OLA RAZA.

About Us

About Us

During the first decade of service, O.L.A. Raza increased the number of Public Interest Law Attorneys by assisting thousands of Law School applicants in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Washington and Colorado.

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Our cumulative experience is the result of forty years of service to tens of thousands of immigrants from throughout the world. We are extremely proud of the high percentage of clients.

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (D.A.C.A.) is an executive order by president Barack Obama, which extends protection against deportation and a work permit, for qualifying applicants.

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A.J.A.C was created to provide a cultural and educational experience in the arts in a fun, safe environment for young people 8-13 years old. Our philosophy is that the arts are a vital part.

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What We Do

We are a grassroots non-profit education center dedicated to providing immigration and citizenship services to low income persons and students. Our Organization has been a leader since 1978 in California. We have helped tens of thousands of families establish themselves through the immigration process.

Why choose us?

  • Reasonably priced consultations
  • Client recommended quality service

OLA RAZA’s forty year old Delivery of Services Model:

Is founded on a basic Community Education Approach, where each client becomes an active participant in their immigration case.
At OLA Raza, our clients learn the
“HOWs, WHYs, DOs and DON’Ts”
of the immigration process. The approach has proved extremely successful because our clients transmit factual information to members of their community and their families.

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Knowledge is Power

Here at O.L.A. RAZA, we guide you through each and every step of the naturalization process, so you will never be left in the dark.

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A Genuine interest

Our experienced staff is here to answer all of your questions, and make sure you know exactly how things work. We have a real, genuine interest in seeing you succeed.

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A Leader in it’s Class

O.L.A. RAZA was founded in 1974 on hard work and a commitment to customer satisfaction. Today, more than 40 years later, we have become a leader in California by keeping those values at heart.

Our Projects
  • Citizenship and Civic Action
  • Family Based Visas
  • Adjustment of status
  • VAWA / “U” VISA cases
  • Work Permits
  • 10 Year Bar Waivers
  • DACA Renewal Workshops

Client recommended quality service

About Us

The organization was founded in 1974 at U.C. Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco by a group of Chicano Law Students, including Porterville's Roberto and Teresa de la Rosa. Learn More