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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.

Rockwood Music Hall Workers Sue Owner for Unpaid Wages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 16, 2023 Employees of Rockwood Music Hall, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, are suing the venue's owner, Kenneth Rockwood, for unpaid wages.  The workers state in their complaint that on payday they were often left...

PRESS MENTION: In Queens, Strangers Become Neighbors

PRESS MENTION: In Queens, Strangers Become Neighbors

In Queens, Strangers Become Neighbors Rent increases in a building in Sunnyside encouraged tenants to band together. Now they know one another’s names and help keep an eye on building management. November 6, 2023 By D.W. Gibson It wasn’t a dramatic rent increase....



          INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT: 2024 SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIPS   Catholic Migration Services (“CMS”) is currently accepting 2024 summer legal internship applications for our Tenant Advocacy, Immigration, and Workers Rights’ Programs. ...

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