National Immigration Legal Services Directory

African Services Committee

  • Location:
    429 West 127th Street
    New York, NY 10027
  • Phone:
    (212) 222-3882
  • Fax:
    (212) 222-7067
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

African Services Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated since 1981 to serving and supporting the needs of the immigrant communities of New York City. We are recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals as an immigration services provider, and we assist clients through multiple grant programs that allow us to provide many services free of charge to those who meet the specific program eligibility requirements. In addition, African Services Committee operates its Immigrant Community Law Center, which provides a wider range of immigration assistance to individuals at a low fee.

Counties served: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)
Detention Facilities Served: Bergen County Jail (NJ), Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility (NJ), Essex County Correctional Facility (NJ), Hudson County Correctional Facility (NJ), Orange County Correctional Facility (NY)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: 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)
Other areas of legal assistance: HIV/AIDS
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), ESL, Health services, Language services, Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Akan-Twi, Amharic, English, French, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Romanian, Spanish, Wolof, Yoruba, Fula, Mandingo, Malinke, Bambara
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No