National Immigration Legal Services Directory

New York Legal Assistance Group

  • Location:
    7 Hanover Square
    18th Floor
    New York, NY 10004
  • Phone:
    (212) 613-5000
  • Fax:
    (212) 750-0820
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) is a not-for-profit law firm providing free legal services to low income clients. NYLAG's Immigrant Protection Unit (IPU) handles a wide variety of immigration matters, including naturalization applications, relative petitions, adjustment of status applications, T and U visas, VAWA petitions, asylum, applications for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), applications for temporary protected status (TPS), and deferred action (including DACA), as well as removal defense cases. Additionally, IPU attorneys provide trainings and workshops for other professionals working with immigrants. IPU does outreach to New York City immigrant communities in an effort to ensure that immigrants are aware of the availability of free, quality legal services.

Counties served: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)

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, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
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)
Other areas of legal assistance: Consumer, Disability, Disaster and Crisis Assistance, Education, Elder Law, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Life Planning, Public Benefits, Veterans
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, 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: Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Yiddish, Belorussian
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Also provides legal assistance to LGBT communities. In-take line Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Call (212) 613-5000.