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Immigrant Defense Project

Who We Are

Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) promotes fundamental fairness for immigrants accused or convicted of crimes.  We seek to minimize the harsh and disproportionate immigration consequences of contact with the criminal justice system by (1) working to transform unjust deportation laws and policies and 2) educating and advising immigrants,their criminal defenders, and other advocates.

IDP provides the only free criminal-immgration hotline in the country.  We offer criminal-immigration anaylses to criminal defenders, immigration advocates, and immigrants and their loved ones.

Who We Serve

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Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Brief Advice

How to Get Help

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Phone Number

We encourage people to call us on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, when our hotline is best staffed. However, please do not hesitate to leave a voicemail at any time. We promise to return calls in a timely fashion.

When calling the hotline, please have the following information ready:
◾Date of Birth
◾Country of Birth
◾Date of Entry to the United States
◾Manner of Entry (for example, with a green card, on a temporary visa, crossing the border without documents, as a refugee)
◾Current Immigration Status (for example, green card holder, temporary visa holder, undocumented, asylee/refugee, Temporary Protected Status)
◾Whether Person Has Ever Been Deported
◾Immigration Status of Family Members (spouse, parents, children)

General Contact Information

Immigrant Defense Project
28 W. 39th St. (map)
Suite 501
New York, NY 10018

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