Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
The Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR) is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to educate, defend, and protect the rights of immigrants. Recognized by the Department of Justice (DOJ), NMCIR is committed to expanding access to legal immigration services, participating in policy making and community organizing. Most of the individuals who walk through the doors of the Coalition are low-income, non-citizen immigrants from the Caribbean, Latin America, and increasingly Africa and the Middle East. Some have lived in the U.S. for decades, others are recent immigrants. The Coalition is often their first entrée into accessing legal aid or basic social services.
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, 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
|Other areas of legal assistance:
||Civil Rights, Education, Employment
||Citizenship / Civics classes, ESL, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
||Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
||English, French, Spanish
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?
||Some services are provided in partnership with another agency. This organization can also provide services to clients from other states.
Maria Fernanda Garcia-Syngros
(212) 781-0355 Ext. 103
||Please fill out the volunteer form on our website.