DC - MD Justice for Our Neighbors
DC - MD Justice For Our Neighbors (DCMD JFON) provides free legal services to low-income immigrants. DC-Maryland region and is part of the larger Justice for Our Neighbors network, which has 18 locations throughout the United States.
When in operation, clinics are held in Gaithersburg, Baltimore, and Washington DC. Legal clinics provide advice and counsel. Appointments are made by calling the main office for an intake screening to determine eligibility and capacity. If the immigration attorney determines the client has a case during the clinic consultation, the attorney will either work on the case or make a referral. Potential clients must make an appointment to come to the clinics; the clinics are not drop-in. Potential clients must first come to a clinic in order to meet with the attorney.
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, 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)
||Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
||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
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
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