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ABOUT Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)

Pro-bono & low-bono immigration legal services for low and moderate income Arab and Muslim immigrants in the SF Bay Area.  A founding member of the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Education Network, AALS is a BIA recognized multicultural immigration law and social justice program.

Our Mission:

The Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) is a grassroots organization working to empower and organize our community towards justice and self-determination for all. AROC members build community power in the Bay Area by participating in leadership development, political education, and campaigns.

Recognizing the diversity of experiences and interests within the Arab community, AROC devises a multi-pronged strategy to meet those needs while prioritizing the most marginalized sectors of our constituency to inform our work. AROC provides a centralized space for analysis, strategy, and formulation of concrete campaigns to organize for change.

Our Vision:
AROC envisions powerful and liberated Arab communities living with dignity from here to our homelands. AROC sees the liberation of Arab people inextricably tied to the liberation of all people of color.


• Legal representation
• Case processing
• In-person counseling
Family-based visa petitions (I-130)
Adjustment status applications (I-485)
Naturalization applications  (N-400)
FOIA requests
Asylum Applications (I-589)
Immigration court representation
Deportation defense


AROC’s clinic hours are on Thursday from 12- 3:45 by appointment only

Please call (415) 861-7444 or email : or email Omar Ali at: to schedule an appointment.

Lara Kiswani is a Palestinian born in the Bay Area. She got her Masters in Education with an emphasis on equity and social justice where her work focused on Arabic language and culture. As an undergraduate student at UC Davis she was part of the successful effort to establish the Middle East South Asia studies program, and cofounded Students for Justice in Palestine and organized with Third World Forum. She has worked as a youth and adult educator, and is currently a member of Al-Juthoor of the Arab Shatat, a local Palestinian folkloric dance troupe, and the Executive Director of the the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC).