National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem - Immigration Defense Practice

  • Location:
    317 Lenox Ave
    10th Floor
    New York, NY 10027
  • Phone:
    (212) 876-5500
  • Fax:
    (212) 876-5586
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem assists residents of Northern Manhattan (including Harlem, Inwood and Washington Heights) who have been arrested or have criminal convictions. We represent these individuals in removal proceedings and assist with filing applications for adjustment of status, removing conditions of conditinal green cards, green card renewals,  citizenship, U visas, and other benefits with USCIS.

Counties served: NY (Manhattan)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings
Types of immigration legal services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Other areas of legal assistance: Housing, Public Benefits
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Only assists clients who have a previous criminal arrest or conviction.