Legal Assistance

If you have immigration-related questions, there are nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost, high-quality and confidential immigration law services. Below is a list of some resources that are available to assist you. Please beware of fraudulent and deceptive practices by persons posing to be lawyers. We neither endorse nor recommend any particular legal clinic outside of CUNY and this is not a comprehensive list of what may be available for you.

Catholic Charities provides legal consultations, representation and assistance to documented and undocumented newcomers of all nationalities, ethnicities and religions. All matters are treated professionally and confidentially.

Catholic Charities website.

Coalition for Immigrant Freedom provides telephone or video consultation on immigration-related matters.

For legal help, call 212-781-0355 or email

Coalition Freedom website.

CUNY Citizenship Now provides free, high-quality, and confidential immigration law services for CUNY students and other New Yorkers. For legal support, call 646-664-9400, text 929-334-3784, or email


 Citizenship Now! website

IDP’s services include legal advice, impact litigation, legal training, post-conviction relief, Padilla support center, defender support, advocacy, and community defense.

For the free legal helpline call 212-725-6422.

ICP website

The Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Unit provides free legal services. You can receive a referral by contacting the Connect Center at or 646-313-8857.

Legal Aid Society’s Immigration website.

Fact Sheet on Immigration Executive Orders: EnglishSpanishChinese.

Make the Road builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice.

For legal services, call:

Make the Road Brooklyn: 718-418-7690
Make the Road Long Island: 631-231-2220
Make the Road Queens: 718-565-8500
Make the Road Staten Island: 718-727-1222
Make the Road Westchester: 914-948-8466

Make the Road website.

The New York Immigration Coalition organizes and advocates on behalf of immigrants.

New York Immigration Coalition

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation provides Legal representation and application assistance for citizenship, family-based petitions, U Visas, Battered Spouse Waivers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), removal defense as well as Citizen pathway classes.

For legal services, call 1-800-354-0365 Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm to make an appointment.

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation

United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, organizes and advocates on behalf of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.

United We Dream website.