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Guide to Citizenship and Immigration: Advocacy and Services

Helpful Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants' Rights Project

News about laws affecting immigrants and refugees, in English and en Español.

American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights

This Newark-based program increases both "the information available to immigrants, service providers and other communities on immigration laws and rights through education and trainings" and "the ability of immigrants to access legal services through the provision of "Know Your Rights" presentations, legal services and referrals." Click here for a bilingual brochure on immigrant workers' rights.

American Immigration Lawyers Association

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a national bar association of attorneys specializing in immigration law. Visit here to find a lawyer by specialty, language, and zip code.

Catholic Charities Immigration Services

Visit 321 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102, or call (973)-268-3160; Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"The Refugee & Immigration Assistance program provides assistance to clients with immigration problems by providing inexpensive fee-for-service legal assistance in all phases of immigration and naturalization proceedings, representation in deportation or exclusion proceedings before the Immigration Court, and assistance in any matter involving immigration and citizenship. There is a $40 consultation fee, and additional fees may apply depending on the type of work needed. However, no one is refused service because of his or her inability to pay."

Immigrants' Legal Services in New Jersey

These agencies offer legal aid to immigrants in New Jersey.

International Institute of New Jersey

Programs from this vital organization include anti-trafficking, cross-cultural counseling, education, interpreting/translating, immigration law, refugee resettlement, and much more. Look for the "Quick Link to PDF Language Guide" for French, Hindi, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Korean, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, and English.

National Immigration Forum

Especially useful for its news of current events and recent laws relevant to immigrants and refugees. 

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