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For Immigrants


Effective 08/01/2022

We are now scheduling consultations for September and the rest of 2022, for most types of affirmative applications, including DACA renewal, TPS, family reunification, green card, work authorization, and more. To make an appointment, contact us by phone in Brooklyn at 718-236-3000 or in Queens at 347-472-3500 or, for faster service, e-mail us at  If you are a permanent resident interested in naturalization, send a text message to 347-305-5520 with your name and phone number.

Due to capacity, we are currently unable to schedule new consultations for people who are in removal (deportation) proceedings, or interested in applying for asylum. If you need assistance with asylum or in immigration court, we recommend the following resources:

Immigration Legal Services:
New Americans Hotline: Call 800-566-7636 for immigration information and referrals to other non-profit legal service providers.
ActionNYC: Call 800-354-0365 if you are a NYC resident in need of an appointment with a free legal service provider.
Immigration Court Helpdesk: Call 315-690-4831 if you have a case in immigration court and are in need of information about the immigration court process, or a screening.  You must leave a message with your name, A number, and phone number.

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.


We provide legal assistance for green card holders in the tri-state area who wish to become American citizens. To learn more about the naturalization process, please click here.

If you are a green card holder and interested in applying for citizenship, you can text (718) 866-3687 to set up an appointment or with any naturalization questions. English| Español

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

For the latest information pertaining to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) please click here.
For more details click here.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

We assist eligible immigrants from certain designated countries apply for temporary protected status in the United States and renewable work authorization documents. For more information on all countries designated for TPS, please click here.

We also have updates on countries recently designated or redesignated for TPS here: Afghanistan | Cameroon | Haiti | SudanSouth Sudan | Ukraine | Venezuela

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

For advice or assistance with any of these matters please contact our Brooklyn office at (718) 236-3000 or our Queens office at (347) 472-3500.

We assist individuals who have either suffered harm or who have a fear of returning to their home countries.

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

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

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petition
We assist 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.

Deportation Defense

We assist immigrants at facing removal from the United States whose cases are current before the New York City Immigration Court as well as those with prior orders of removal. We serve New Yorkers residing in Brooklyn and Queens, and all of our services are free of charge. 

We encourage all immigrants to learn about the federal government’s Prosecutorial Discretion policy and in particular about how it may apply to those who are in deportation proceedings. You can read more about it here in EnglishEspañol.