About Catholic Migration Services

Immigration Advocates

Catholic Migration Services provides comprehensive legal, advocacy, educational and pastoral services to advance equality and social justice in a changing and diverse population in Brooklyn and Queens.

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Housing Attorney Kenny Minaya in NY Daily News!

Kenny Minaya, housing attorney and coordinator of the CMS Immigrant Tenant Advocacy Program (ITAP), was recently mentioned in an article by the New York Daily News. Read more about the work we are doing in support of affordable housing for low-income immigrant tenants by following this link. Congratulations to Kenny and everyone supporting the incredible work of... read more

Who We Serve

Catholic Migration Services sees its mission as welcoming the stranger in our midst by our commitment to empowering underserved immigrant communities in Brooklyn and Queens regardless of religion or ethnicity. We provide comprehensive pastoral, educational, advocacy and legal services to advance equality and social justice in a changing and diverse population.  Catholic Migration Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. Read More

The Immigration Legal Services Program was created in 1971 with the founding of Catholic Migration, becoming a trustworthy and high quality resource for the diverse and densely populated boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. We have also played a notable role in responding to historic moments in U.S. immigration reform and policy, such as the legalization program of the early 1980s and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy created in 2012. Read More

The Immigrant Tenant Advocacy Program (ITAP) was established in 2005 to improve the living conditions of low-income, immigrant tenants in Queens. Since its founding, ITAP has helped thousands of immigrant families fight for dignified and affordable housing. ITAP has gained widespread recognition for its pioneering work in response to predatory investment in affordable housing by private-equity-backed firms, which seek to rapidly displace low-income tenants from gentrifying neighborhoods. Our work has resulted in notable victories for immigrant communities in Queens and Brooklyn. Read More

The Immigrant Workers’ Rights Program represents workers in disputes over wage and hour violations, unsafe working conditions, and other workplace abuses commonly suffered by immigrants in New York City. In collaboration with the U.S. and New York State Departments of Labor, the New York City Office of the Comptroller, and the consulates of several Latin American nations, Catholic Migration Services operates LÍNEA LABORAL, a bilingual (English/Español) call center for workers to learn about their labor rights and report abuses. Read More

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Brooklyn Office – Immigration Legal Services & Pastoral Services
191 Joralemon Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 236-3000

Queens Office – Immigration Legal Services & Tenant Advocacy
47-01 Queens Boulevard (at 47th Street), Suite 201
Sunnyside, NY 11104
(347) 472-3500