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City Bar Justice Center

  • Location:
    42 W. 44th St
    New York, NY 10036
  • Phone:
    (212) 382-6710
  • Fax:
    (212) 354-7438
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls, Legal Hot Line: (212) 626-7383
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

The Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) of the City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) assists low-income survivors of violent crimes, including intimate-partner violence, trafficking, sexual assault, child abuse, hate crimes, and applicants for others forms of immigration relief. Staff and trained volunteer attorneys assist foreign nationals with relief under the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U & T non-immigrant status (U or T visas), Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, the Convention Against Torture, Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other immigration relief. In addition, immigration experts from CBJC regularly conduct trainings, outreach events, and legal clinics to keep vulnerable communities apprised of updates to complex immigration laws. Services are generally limited to asylum or U, T or VAWA relief for survivors of violent crimes. This organization will appear at New York City Immigration Courts located at 26 Federal Plaza and Varick St.

Counties served: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Habeas Corpus, 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: 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)
Other areas of legal assistance: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disaster and Emergency Assistance, Elder Law, Foreclosure, Health, Homeless, Life Planning, 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, French, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Some services available only as incident to other services.