Community Immigration Clinics

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Lines for a clinic in the Bronx stretch around the corner as hundreds of immigrants wait to be screened.

To meet the exponentially increasing need for immigration services, NYLAG has developed an innovative large-scale community clinic model to provide legal services and community education to high volumes of immigrants in safe, convenient and family-friendly environments.

NYLAG’s community-based clinic model uses a combination of experienced attorneys and pro bono volunteers proficient in multiple languages to screen and assist large numbers of people. The clinics, held in neighborhoods across New York City, reach immigrants in their own communities, at schools, churches, libraries and community centers. Alongside comprehensive legal screening and services, community education sessions are often held in tandem with legal clinics. Topics include know your rights presentations, substantive immigration trainings, fraud awareness and prevention and more.

Over the last several years, NYLAG has refined this clinic model, most recently to assist Haitian nationals seeking temporary protected status, and to screen unaccompanied immigrant children fleeing Central America for various forms of immigration relief. Clinic capacity ranges from serving 30 to over 270 clients per day. This year alone, NYLAG community immigration clinics have served over 1,600 clients.

Walk-ins are welcome at all clinics. Please check back for important announcements on immigration policy and for information about upcoming clinics.

NYLAG Immigration Clinic Calendar

Want to bring an immigration clinic to your community? Email us at [email protected]

Want to volunteer at a clinic? Please email us at [email protected]