Legal Resources for Immigrants
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ACLU240-274-5295know your rights services: 237(g) program (where ICE deputizes local law enforcement)www.aclu.orgPLI (Practice Law Institute): March 2 webcast (on demand beg. March 3)Basic Immigration Law (free)
Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committeelegal@adc.org202-244-2990pro bono legal servicescivil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of arab descent and promoting their rich cultural Bar Pro Bono CenterApr. 5Advanced Training in Immigration Law ($25)
American Immigration Lawyers group with local servicesCatholic Legal Immigration on line training in several aspects of immigration law
American University Immigrant Justice Clinic4300 Nebraska Ave NW 20016202-274-4147As of Jan 2017 - they had a full caseload and weren’t taking new cases. Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court cfm
Ayuda6925B Willow Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20012
Walk in Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Issue Areas: Family law: for victims of domestic violence; divorces, child custody, child support, social services; victim or agressor must live in DC, victim must be foreign-born.
Immigration: by appointment (call main line), assist with naturalization, family petitions, work permits, TPOs, CPOs

CAIR (Capitol Area Immigration Rights Coalitionclaudia.cubas;
202-870-5843Provides free immigration legal assistance to detained immigrant adults and children who are facing removal from the United States in immigration court proceedings. They provide services to immigrants detained in the states of Maryland and Virginia (there are no detention centers in Washington, D.C). To qualify for free representation the adult or child immigrant must be detained and their household income must be under 200% of the federal poverty guidelinesDC Bar Pro Bono CenterApr. 5Advanced Training in Immigration Law ($25)
Asian Pacific American Legal Resources Center (APALRC)202-393-3572
600 K Street, NW Mezzanine Level, Washington, DC 20006
Provides legal advice, representation and referrals to Asian American immigrants.
Issue Areas: employment law, domestic violence, public benefits, landlord/tenant, civil rights advocacy family law and immigration along with advice and referral in other areas, including services in MD and VA
Legal Interpreter Project- interpretation and translation services on a range of legal matters in 10 Asian languages
DC Crime Victim Assistance Partnership- assists victims of crime and their families in applying for compensation, etc
apalrc Multilingual referral hotline202-393-3572 (chinese, ext. 18; hindi/urdu ext. 19, vietnamese ext. 20, korean ext. 21, main ext. 22see above
Casa de Marylandl Casa Multicultural Cener 8151 15th Ave. Hyattsville, MD: 301-431-4183; Silver Spring: 301-431-4177free legal consults during weekly intake sessions; legal intakes: Tues, 8 a.m. Casa Multicultural Cener 8151 15th Ave. Hyattsville,
Center for Constitutional Rights
666 Broadway
NY NY 10012
212-614-6464Pioneered innovative legal strategies in pursuit of its mission to advance and protect constitutional rightsnational advocacy group that offers direct legal services on certain types of
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)1460 Columbia Rd NW Ste C-1, DC202-328-9799
1460 Columbia Rd., NW Ste C-1

Community-based organization that provides direct legal services, housing counseling, citizenship education, and community economic development, while promoting grassroots empowerment, civic education, and civil rights advocacy.
Serves low and moderate income Latinos living in any part of the Washington Metropolitan Area
Immigration practice: Deportation assistance and representation, political asylum, family petitions, adjustment of status.
CARECEN assists a maximum of 10 people during Monday and Tuesday consultations, and 5 people per session on Wednesdays.
Immigration intakes
Monday 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Citizenship Consultations Only:
Wednesdays: 9:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Their fees vary, depending on the services provided.
Centro de Los Derechos del Migrantejessica@cdmigrante.org410-783-0236intake, evaluation & referral services (i.e., has network of pro bono lawyers); litigation support & direct legal services (i.e., can assist pro bono lawyers)transnational immigration rights
CLUE (Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice)office@cluejustice.org213-481-3740advocacy organization for immigrant
Council on Islamic Relations (CAIR)202-488-8787civil rights and advocacy group that handles cases of discrimination
DC Affordable Law Firm "DCALF"1717 K Street, NW
DC 20004
202-844-5430Representation to those in the 200%-400% of federal poverty level at affordable rates in the following areas:
Immigration: Unaccompanied Child (UAC) Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), T Nonimmigrant Status (T Visa), U Nonimmigrant Status (U Visa), Bond Redetermination
Initial consultations $75. If DCALF accepts a case for further representation, we charge an hourly rate of $75. Some clients may have the option to pay a flat rate for particular legal services. We provide an estimate of costs at the beginning of all cases.
DC Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Council1331 G St NW DC202-783-7853website provides link to lawyers specializing in immigration
DC Bar's Pro Bono Center--Immigration Legal Advice and Referral Clinic202-737-4700D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, along with a number of partners, sponsor an Immigration Legal Advice and Referral Clinic to provide free consultations to area residents. The clinic provides legal information, brief advice, and referral services. Bilingual attorneys and interpreters are available for clients who speak a variety of languages. Visitors to the clinic will be able to receive assistance from volunteer attorneys with civil legal problems governed by U.S. immigration laws. If brief service is not enough to resolve the problem or if a different type of service is required, clinic volunteers will attempt to refer individuals to or provide information about a legal or social service provider appropriately suited to handle the matter. The services at the clinic are provided free of charge. Visitors to the clinic are encouraged to bring all of the documents concerning their legal of 110 law firms & fed
DC MD Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON)
6201 Belcrest Rd., Room 207, Hyattsville, MD 20782
240-825-4424Call for more information and to make an appointment at one of our clinics in Washington DC, Gaithersburg, Hyattsville, and Baltimore. Assistance in asylum cases, DACA, U visas, SIJS, VAWA, deportation defense, refugee adjustment of status, naturalization, family petition. Provides free childcare while parent is receiving services.
Dulles formed in response to trump's 1/27 EO. It is a nonpartisan alliance of volunteers from legal non-profits, law firms, and all walks of life working together to uphold democracy and
George Washington University Community Legal Clinics2000 G St. NW, DC202-994-7463Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 pm (Call; appointment only)
HIASlegalhelp@hias.org301-844-7248Asylum cases, some support in other immigration matters
Call to make an appointment or write to We take new clients on Tuesday afternoons, only with prior appointment.
Human Rights First202-547-5692Call for assistance; Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Helps to provide legal services to those seeking asylum. Matches asylum seekers with pro bono attorneys. Client must call and leave a voicemail; Human Rights First responds within 2 weeks.
100% of federal poverty guidelines
DC Metro area only
Living in DC area less than a year
Spanish speakers available, referrals to volunteer interpreters
Immigrants Rights Clinic of University of Baltimore School of Law410-837-5709The clinic's caseload touches on many areas of immigration practice, including asylum law, protection for victims of human trafficking, protection for battered immigrants, protection for victims of certain types of crimes, cancellation of removal and family
Immigration Equality (national group with local services)212-714-2904legal emergency hotline, open weekdays; Provides free legal services to LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants. Services include: Asylum seekers forced to flee to the U.S. to find safety; LGBTQ immigrant and binational couples and families separated by oceans; Detainees trapped in immigration jail facilities; Undocumented LGBTQ people living in the shadows inside the U.S.
Immigration Legal Services of Catholic Churches of the Archdiocese of Marylandjames.feroli@CatholicCharitiesDC.org202-772-4352; 301-942-1790Walk-In Hours
924 G St., NW, Washington DC (Downtown)
Walk-ins: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am (Phone: 202-772-4352)
Consultation fee: $60
1618 Monroe St., NW Washington, DC (Columbia Heights)
Walk-ins, including DACA Consultations: Wednesdays, 9 am (Phone: 202-939-2420)
Consultation fee: $60
12247 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD
Walk-ins, including DACA Consultations: Thursday, 8 am (Phone: 301-942-1790)
Please note intake is closed the last Thursday of every month.
Consultation fee: $60
For residents of D.C., VA and MD
direct legal representation
Issue Areas: (Immigration) Family petitions, naturalization and deportation, removal, asylum, labor certifications and VAWA
If you have been arrested, you must bring documents to show the disposition of the case.

also provides legal training for pro bono lawyers
International Refugee Assistance Project (national group based in NY)info@refugeerights.orgorganizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced
International Rescue Committee8719 Colesville Rd., 3rd floor, Silver Spring301-562-8633Green-card applications, work permits, citizenship applications, and more for low fee. BIA representatives but not lawyers. Especially focuses on offering services to refugees and people with parole status. They also will soon start an afterschool program for recently arrived refugee youth.
KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rightskaramah@karamah.org202-234-7302nonprofit providing legal services to Muslim women
KIND (Kids in Need Defense)nnarayan@supportkind.orgKIND coordinates a robust national network of pro bono attorneys who have been trained by KIND and who have represented unaccompanied children in their search for safety, including children who have been persecuted in their home countries; trafficked to the U.S., and abused, abandoned or neglected; these are among the many protection needs of these uniquely vulnerable
LawHelp.Org's immigration databaseCall for more information and to make an appointment at one of our clinics in Washington DC, Gaithersburg, Hyattsville, and Baltimore. Assistance in asylum cases, DACA, U visas, SIJS, VAWA, deportation defense, refugee adjustment of status, naturalization, family petition. Provides free childcare while parent is receiving services.
Legal Aid Justice Center6066 Leesburg Pike, Ste 520
Falls Church VA 22041
703-778-3450The Legal Aid Justice Center has an Immigrant Advocacy Program that represents low-wage immigrant workers in court and administrative proceedings, counsels them about their rights under federal and state law to be paid for their work, recovers unpaid wages they have earned, and fights workplace discrimination. LAJC filed suit against Trump’s anti-Muslim EO re: passengers arriving at Dulles Airport. It’s Northern Virginia (Falls Church) office serves Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon and Alexandria and counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William and Stafford
Lutheran Social Servicesfree legal consulting
Maryland Immigrants Rights Coalitiononline resource providing links to organizations providing immigrant legal representation and
Mil Mujeres202-808-3311Provides immigration legal services (T Visa, U visa, DACA, SIJS, VAWA related services) to the low-income individuals in the Latino community. We specialize on immigration benefits for survivors of violent crimes in the United States. Our main focus are survivors of gender related crimes. However, we also provide services to other survivors.
Muslim Legal Fund of America (national group, based in texas; funds but does not deliver legal assistance)833 E. Arapaho Rd, Ste. 209 Richardson TX 75081972-331-9021Charity that funds legal work and programs to defend Muslims against injustice in American courtrooms, prisons, and
National Immigrant Justice Center (national org based in Chicago)immigrantlegaldefense@heartlandalliance.org312-660-1370Provides access to justice for all immigrants, refugees, and asylum
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (based in Boston)1 Beacon Street, Ste. 602, Boston, MA 02108;
local chapter is at
617-227-9727Provides technical assistance and support to legal practitioners, immigrant communities, community-based organizations, and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of noncitizens. Helped secure release of airport detainees re: Trump’s EO.
Pro Bono Resource Center of; pbrc@probonomd.orgnonprofit clearinghouse for legal professionals.The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland addresses the inequality of access to the legal system by connecting volunteer lawyers to economically disadvantaged individuals, non-profit legal services providers, and communities for free legal counsel and
Tahirih Justice; 6402 Arlington Blvd, Ste. 300, Falls Church, VA571-282-6161Provides direct legal services, policy advocacy, and training & education to protect immigrant women and girls fleeing violence
Southern Poverty Law Center400 Washington St.
Montgomery, AL
334-408-4130The SPLC just announced the SIFI initiative (Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative). SPLC will enlist and train lawyers and provide pro bono representation to immigrants detained in the Southeast deportation centers. It is not clear that it will include detention centers in the MD/DC/VA
University of the District of Columbia (UDC)--Immigration & Human Rights ClinicUDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Bldg 52, Rm. 303, 4200 Connecticut Ave. SW202-274-5073Applications for Cancellation of Removal;
Challenges to indefinite detention, via either administrative review petitions or the filing of writs of habeas corpus;
Bond hearings for detained noncitizens (Joseph hearings);
Appeals of removal orders for detained noncitizens by the Immigration Court to the Board of Immigration Appeals and/or the Circuit Courts of Appeals;
Representation of low-wage immigrant workers with employment related issues, such as failure to receive minimum wage and unemployment compensation denials;
Creating and conducting "Know Your Rights” presentations for noncitizen residents of the District of Columbia
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project11 Dupont Circle, NW Ste 400, DC 20036202-319-1000Legal representation – As a direct response to civil rights violations, the IRR Project collaborates with various local law firms to provide pro bono legal representation to immigrants suffering discrimination in employment, housing and other aspects of their daily lives
Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services; 1701 14th St NW DC 20009; 2301 MLK Jr. Ave SE, DC 20020202-939-7627; 202-939-7630Offering direct representation and pro bono placement of immigration claims related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV status. Cases for representation or pro bono placement include adjustment of status, affirmative and defensive asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), employment authorization, family petitions and waivers, naturalization, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), protection under VAWA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and U/T visas. Immigration legal services are limited to Whitman-Walker Health medical patients and provided free of charge. [From WW legal director]
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