If potential client is detained and their case is venued at the Varick Street Immigration Court in Manhattan, please let them know that they will be seen by one of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) providers on their first court date. The Legal Aid Society (LAS), the Bronx Defenders (BXD) and the Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) are the three legal services providers representing individuals on the detained docket at Varick Street. We alternate responsibility for intake on a rotating basis. Unfortunately, we are unable to see anyone before their immigration court date.
If they are in immigration court proceedings and are not detained (whether the case is venued at 26 Federal Plaza, Varick St, or 280 Broadway in Manhattan), please refer them to the Immigration Court Helpdesk (ICH) at 26 Federal Plaza.
Additional Immigration Help
Call our Immigration Law Unit Helpline at 844-955-3425, Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for assistance with cases other than deportation defense, such as:
- Green cards
- U & T Visas
- Temporary Protected Status
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
- Undocumented Youth in Foster Care
- Guardianship & Adoption Proceedings
- Other affirmative immigration benefits
- Public charge concerns
- Advance planning non-citizen parents