For Immigrants

Catholic Migration Services represents low-income New Yorkers living in Brooklyn or Queens free of charge. An initial consultation does not guarantee legal representation by Catholic Migration Services. Additional fees paid to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services may apply.

Consultations are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please contact our Brooklyn office at (718) 236-3000 or our Queens office at (347) 472-3500.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

For the latest information on the government’s termination of the DACA program, see our fact sheets in English and Spanish. For advice or assistance with DACA renewal applications, please call us at (718) 236-3000 (Brooklyn) or (347) 472-3500 (Queens).

Citizenship

We provide legal assistance for green card holders who wish to become American citizens regardless of residence. Find out about our monthly citizenship clinics here.

Family Reunification

We help United States citizens and permanent residents obtain immigration status for their family members inside and outside of the United States.

Asylum and Humanitarian Relief

Asylum
We represent people who are afraid to return to their home country because they will be persecuted on account of their race, nationality, religion, political opinion, or other social group.

T (trafficking victim) visas
We help survivors of labor and sex trafficking obtain immigration relief.

U (crime witness/victim) visas
We help survivors of crimes who have cooperated with law enforcement apply for immigration relief.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petition
We provide assistance to immigrant survivors of domestic violence who are/ were married to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
We assist immigrant youth under the age of 21 who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected by one or both parents in applying for immigration relief.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
We help immigrants from designated countries apply for temporary, renewable work authorizations. More information on TPS for Haitian nationals is here.

Deportation Defense

The Immigration Legal Services Program assists immigrants in deportation (or removal) proceedings. We serve New Yorkers residing in Brooklyn and Queens, and all of our services are free of charge. We represent immigrants before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (the federal administrative court that conducts immigration proceedings) at 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY.

Consultations are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please contact our Brooklyn office at (718) 236-3000 or our Queens office at (347) 472-3500 and indicate that you are currently facing deportation.