Immigration & Deportation
We provide urgent legal services to reunify families and assist low-income immigrants in obtaining lawful status, applying for citizenship, and defending against deportation.
How To Get Help
For help with an immigration matter, whether for removal defense or for help with an affirmative immigration benefit (citizenship, green cards, family-based petitions, etc.), with concerns about public charge, or for help with advance planning for non-citizen parents, please call our Immigration Law Unit Helpline: 844-955-3425.
The helpline operates Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Immigrant New Yorkers detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Bergen or Hudson County Jails in New Jersey or in Orange County Jail in New York, and/or their family members, may call for information about representation through the New York Immigrant Family Unit Project (NYIFUP), a collaboration between The Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn Defender Services, and The Bronx Defenders. 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.
Detained individuals and/or their family members can contact the Detention Hotline at 212-577-3456 on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Collect calls from detention facilities and prisons are accepted.