National Immigration Legal Services Directory

The Bronx Defenders

  • Location:
    360 E. 161st St.
    Bronx, NY 10451
  • Phone:
    (718) 838-7878
  • Toll-free:
    1-800-597-7980
  • Fax:
    (718) 665-0100
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    No

The Bronx Defenders provides innovative, holistic, and client-centered criminal defense, family defense, civil legal services, social work support, and advocacy to indigent people of the Bronx. Today, our staff of over 250 represents 35,000 individuals each year and reaches hundreds more through outreach programs and community legal education. In the Bronx and beyond, The Bronx Defenders promotes justice in low-income communities by keeping families together.

Counties served: Bronx
Detention Facilities Served: Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility (NJ)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
Types of immigration legal services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court
Other areas of legal assistance: Employment, Family & Juvenile, Homeless, Housing, Public Benefits, Veterans
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, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Full legal services to clients of criminal services program. Consultation and referrals provided to drop-in clients. Clients are primarily accepted through internal referral.