New York Immigrant Legal Aid: A List of Organizations and Helpful Tips
Immigrants must clearly know their rights in order to be able to defend them. Especially now - when quarantine has created problems with visas and status renewals for thousands of immigrants. New York provides comprehensive support to visitors, the main thing is to know where to go for help.
The following is useful information on where immigrants in New York seek legal advice, where low-income residents and students can get support, and what rights they generally have.
One of the many problems that immigrants face is finding reliable organizations or attorneys who provide legal advice. The following organizations offer free counseling for immigrants in New York. This is not an exhaustive list, but it does offer a variety of options that exist in the city. The list was published on the site. City Limits.
- Atlas: DIY, Developing Immigrant Youth
Address: 462 36th Street, Brooklyn
Phone: (347) 599-1641
Consultation hours: Thursday and Friday from 10am to 17pm.
Specialization: young people aged 14 to 24 years.
- Catholic Charities Community Services
Address: 80 Maiden Lane, 13th floor, Manhattan
Phone: (212) 419-3700
Consultation hours: Thursday, until 8am, in turn.
Specialization: minors separated from their parents (minors under 21 years of age unaccompanied by adults), refugees.
- Catholic Migration Services
Address: has two locations. The Brooklyn office is located at 191 Joralemon Street, fourth floor. The Queens office is located at 47-01 Queens Boulevard (on 47th Street), office 201, second floor.
Phone: (718) 236-3000
Hours of consultation: consultations are provided once a month. Consultations on visas and citizenship are held twice a month.
Specialization: visas (for all ages), refugees, VAWA and DACA.
- The Immigrant Center / Project Hospitality
Address: 350 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island
Phone: (718) 420-6466
Hours of consultation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 to 20:00. Thursday from 16:00 to 18:00. You must make an appointment, this must be done by phone.
Specialization: citizenship, family applications, DACA, U, T visas and renewal of work permits.
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
Address: 333 7th Ave # 1600, Manhattan
Phone: (212) 613-1341
Consultation hours: with 9: 00 to 15: 00
Specialization: mainly refugees. You must live in New York to seek help.
- Legal Services NYC
Address: 40 Worth Street, Suite 606, Manhattan
Phone: (646) 442-3600
Consultation hours: Monday through Friday from 10:99 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. To make an appointment, call the hotline: 917-661-4500.
Specialization: refugees and victims of violence; You can also contact sponsorship for relatives.
- Saint peter's church
Address: 619 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
Phone: (646) 244-5404
Consultation hours: Wednesday from 16:00 to 18:00. Sunday from 13:30 to 16:30. It works in turn, if there are no people, lawyers leave early.
Specialization: young people
- Safe Passage Project, New York Law School
Address: 185 West Broadway, Manhattan
Phone: (212) 324-6558
Consultation hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 18:00. Be sure to pre-call and make an appointment.
Specialization: minors under 21 years old.
Assistance on various issues to low-income immigrants
Organization Legal Services NYCproviding legal aid to low-income New Yorkers, has also strengthened its support for immigrants.
“There are currently 300 volunteer lawyers from more than 20 major law firms and corporations working with LSNYC, representing hundreds of low-income immigrants,” the organization's website said.
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