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City Bar Justice Center
The City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) assists asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home countries, survivors of violent crimes and trafficking here in the United States, and individuals seeking humanitarian protection and other forms of relief.
Our staff and volunteer attorneys represent clients before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”), including both the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”), and the federal courts for eligible applicants who reside in New York City.
Our free legal services include:
- Legal protections for victims of violence, including domestic violence and sexual assault;
- Visas for immigrant victims of human trafficking;
- Asylum representation;
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications;
- Temporary Protected Status applications; and
- Other forms of immigration relief.
|Counties served:||Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)|
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:||Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions|
|Types of immigration legal services provided:||Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals|
|Other areas of legal assistance:||Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Disaster and Crisis Assistance, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Taxes, Veterans|
|Non-legal services:||Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services|
|Populations served:||Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors|
|Languages spoken:||English, Filipino, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog|
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:||Yes|
|Nominal fee charged?||No|
|Other information:||Some services available only existing clients.|