Dedicated to social justice, NYLAG’s Immigrant Protection Unit (IPU) provides New York’s low-income immigrant communities with comprehensive legal services through consultation and direct representation. IPU assists individuals in securing or continuing lawful status in the United States through adjustment of status and other complex legal remedies that may be available to them. The IPU also aims to facilitate family reunification through family-based immigrant petitions, humanitarian parole and other forms of relief.
As one of the largest immigrant services providers in the State of New York, IPU educates immigrant communities about the dangers of fraudulent immigration law practitioners and other barriers to attaining citizenship.
Through its comprehensive approach, IPU seeks to broaden and improve access to quality legal representation and address the social welfare needs of New York’s low-income immigrant community.
- Adjustment of status
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self Petitions
- U-visas for crime victims
- Removal defense
- Public benefits and entitlements