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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NYC warns of fake ICE agents scamming undocumented immigrants

In a recent news piece by Lucy Yang, a reporter for Eyewitness News with ABC7NY, Yang warned the community of fraudulent immigration agents ripping off immigrants in New York. The suspects have approached victims asking them for cash or threatening them with immediate...

Know-Your-Rights

Everyone living in the United States has certain basic rights under the U.S. Constitution, including people who are undocumented. To protect yourself, your family and your community it is essential to Know Your Rights. You are also encouraged to utilize the red card...

President Trump’s Recent Actions on Immigration and What They Mean

On January 25 and 27, President Trump signed a series of Executive Orders by which he seeks to change some of the United States government’s immigration policies. We expect that he may modify or explain these initial actions, and that he may make new policy changes, but we have attempted to explain what the January actions mean for immigrants.

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