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Reports and Know Your Rights (KYR)
Framework to Provide Sanctuary for Immigrants - Find more information and download the report we developed in collaboration with Demos in English and Spanish. You can also watch the KYR video in collaboration with Voto Latino and Demos.
The following is a list of national immigrant advocacy organizations and local groups who offer legal and immigration-related services:
National Immigrant Advocacy Organizations
125 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004-2400 | P: 212-549-2660
American Immigration Lawyers Association
1331 G Street, Suite 300, NW Washington, DC 20005-3142 | P: 202-507-7600
5 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001 | P: 212-807-8400
Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.
National Office: 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | P: 301-565-4800
Clinic New York Office
1011 1st Ave, New York, NY 100022 | P: 212-419-3700
Detention Watch Network
1419 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Justice for our Neighbors
National Headquarters: 8001 Braddock Road, Suite 102, Springfield, Virginia 22151 | P: 703-766-0442
National Immigration Project (NIP)
14 Beacon Street, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02108 | P: 617-227-9727
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNCHR Regional Office for the United States and the Caribbean
1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 | P: 202-296-5191
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New York Metropolitan Legal Services
CUNY Citizenship & Immigration Project
Brooklyn - City Tech Immigration Center | P: 718-270-6292
Bronx - Hostos Community College Immigration Center| P: 718-518-4395
Manhattan - City College Immigration Center | P: 212-650-6620
Queens - Flushing Immigration Center | P: 646-664-9350
Immigration Hotline (Confidential)
P: 212-419-1233 or 1-800-566-7636
The Legal Aid Society Immigration Law Unit
199 Water St. 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10038-3500 | P: 212-577-3300
If you've had prior problems with police or government agents and need to speak to an immigration attorney before filing your naturalization application:
Brooklyn Medgar Evers College Immigration Center
Families for Freedom
P: 646-290-8720 | Deportation Hotline: 646-290-5551
New York State Immigration Hotline
P: 800-566-7636 or 212-419-3737
Puerto Rico Records and Documents
Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration New York
135 W. 50th Street, FL 22, New York, NY 10020 | P: 212-252-7300
To get a birth certificate, death certificate, etc.
To make a complaint about workplace discrimination
EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination | P: 800-669-4000 (Voice) or 1-800-669-6820 (TTY)
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For information on the legal rights of immigrant students and parents in NYC Public School
Advocates For Children Immigrants Students Rights Project
151 W. 30th St. 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001 | HELPLINE: Mon -Thurs. 10:00am to 4:00pm | P: 212-947-9779
For information on housing rights
The City Task Force On Housing Court, Inc.
Information tables are free and are available to all unrepresented litigants. Information tables in each of the housing courts: Monday - Friday from 9:00am to12:00pm, unless otherwise noted below.
141 Livingston Street Brooklyn, New York 11231 | P: 718-923-8200
Red Hook Community Court
88-94 Visitation Pl. Brooklyn, NY 11231 | P: 718-923-8200 | Every other Wednesday.
1118 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10451 | P: 718-466-3025
111 Centre Street NY, NY 10013 | P: 646-386-5500
Harlem Community Court
170 East 121 Street. NY, NY 10035 | P: 212-828-7558 | Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
927 Castleton Ave. Staten Island, NY 10301 | P: 718-390-5420 | Wednesdays and Thursdays.
89-17 Sutpin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11435 | P: 212-962-4795
CWTFHC - Charity Request Central Emergency Rent Coalition
HOTLINE: 212-962-4795 | Mon.-Fri. 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Basic Criteria: Future ability to pay rent, good reason for falling behind and reasonable rental arrears
Help for Low-Income New Yorkers
New York City Bar Association Legal Referral Service
Call and make appointment | P: 212-626-7373 | Spanish P: 212-626-7374
For help with health issues
NYC Crime Victims Hotline
Caribbean Women's Health Association Immigrant Service Center
123 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11226 | P: 718-826-2942
Gay Men's Health Crisis
446 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001-2601 | P: 212-367-1000
Human Rights First
75 Broad St, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10004 | P: 212-845-5200
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New Jersey Legal Assistance
Legal Services of New Jersey
P.O Box 1357, Edison, NJ 08818 | Hotline: 1-888-576-5529 | 8:00 am-5:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey
All cases, including asylum, may charge a nominal fee.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Program
3 Manhattan Drive, Burlington, NJ 08016 | P: 609-386-7171
Diocese of Camden Refugee and Immigration Services | P: 856-342-4167
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Legal assistance for prisoners
Prisoners' Rights Project
The Legal Aid Society of NYC
199 Water Street, New York, NY 10007 | P: 212-577-3530
40 Worth Street, Suite 701, New York, NY 10013 | P: 212-364-5340
Women in Jail and Prison Project of the Correctional Association of New York
Attn: Ida DuPont
22 Courtland Street, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10007 | P: 212-254-5700
Prisoners and Families Clinic
Columbia Univ. Law School
Attn: Prof. P. Genty
Amsterdam Ave at 116th Street, New York, NY 10027 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Criminal Appellate Defender Clinic
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
Rosemary Herbet P: 212-402-4112 or Eunice Lee P: 212-402-4111
The Legal Action Center
225 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014 | P: 212-243-1313
Individuals or providers who are in New York or who have questions about a New York State rap sheet may call the Legal Action Center at 212-243-1313 on Tuesdays and Fridays only from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and ask for a paralegal.
29-76 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101 | P: 212-691-7554
Our vision is to foster a world where all who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated will thrive as positive, contributing members of society.
Safe Passage Project
New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013 | P: 212-324-6558
10 Astor Place, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10003-6935 | P: 212-979-0461 | Harlem P: 212-280-0814
Helps parolees with employment readiness, job placement, individual and family counseling, as well as recreational and community service activities.
Peaceprints of WNY
660 Smith Street, Buffalo NY, 14210 | P: 716-856-6132
Black Veterans for Social Justice
665 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11206 | P: 718-852-6004
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Prisoner law manuals
A Jailhouse Lawyers Manual, 11th Edition
Published in English or Spanish. Please write for "order sheet" to:
Columbia University Law School
Columbia Human Rights Law Review
435 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027 | P: 212-854-1601
Or visit: http://jlm.law.columbia.edu/
Center for Constitutional Rights
Attn: Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook
666 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10012 | P: 212-614-6464
Or visit http://jailhouselaw.org/