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Legal Aid Society: Immigration Law Unit

Who We Are

The Immigration Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society provides consultation and representation to immigrants in the following Legal areas:

  • Removal defense
  • Family-based petitions
  • Naturalization applications
  • Change of status
  • VAWA self-petitions
  • Appeals
  • Employment/workplace issues
  • Youth representation
  • U and T visas
  • Removal of condition on lawful permanent residence status
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewals 

How to Get Help

At this time, The Legal Aid Society is offering remote services by phone.

  • If you are currently detained, call our Detention Hotline at (212) 577-3456 on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Non-citizen New Yorkers detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Bergen, Monmouth, Hudson and Sussex County jails in New Jersey and/or their family members, may call for advice and possible legal representation on their cases. 
    • Immigrants detained at other immigration detention facilities and in upstate New York prisons and/or their family members can call the hotline for advice only.
  • For DACA, please call (844) 955-3425 for an appointment or email us at with your name and the date on which your DACA is expiring.
  • For cases in immigration court in New York City, call (212) 577-3300 and ask for the Immigration Representation Project. This group does represent individuals in USCIS Detention Centers and non-citizens with criminal convictions in removal proceedings. For non-court cases, schedule an appointment through one of The Legal Aid Society's Outreach sites.

For other services call this location directly via (844) 955-3425, or reach us via our: Main Number (212) 577-3300, or Helpline (888) 663-6680, staffed Mon-Fri 10am-3pm.


Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Dutchess County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • Nassau County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Orange County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
  • Rockland County
  • Suffolk County
  • Westchester County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

Can arrange for interpreters at follow-up appointments at The Legal Aid Society.

Income Guidelines

Will accept a person with an income up to 200% of the poverty level under special circumstances.

Depending on the client's income, he or she may be responsible for court filing fees.

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Type of Help

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

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Appointment +

Phone Number
(844) 955-3425

For non-court cases ONLY. Call to schedule an appointment through one of The Legal Aid Society's Outreach sites.

General Contact Information

Legal Aid Society: Immigration Law Unit
199 Water Street (map)
Manhattan, NY 10038
(844) 955-3425
(212) 509-8753
Read this in:
Spanish / Español
Last Review and Update: Apr 27, 2020

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