National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Central American Legal Assistance

  • Location:
    240 Hooper St.
    Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Phone:
    (718) 486-6800
  • Fax:
    (718) 486-5287
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Central American Legal Assistance provides legal services to asylum-seekers from Central and South America.

Counties served: Bronx, Dutchess, Kings (Brooklyn), Nassau, NY (Manhattan), Putnam, Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Suffolk, Westchester

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, NACARA, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas
Types of immigration legal services provided: 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 appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Nonprofit Organizations
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, 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: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Some services available only as incident to other services. Walk-ins Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.


Volunteer Coordinator
Anne Pilsbury
(718) 486-6800