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El Centro Hispanoamericano

  • Location:
    525 E. Front St
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
  • Phone:
    (908) 753-8730
  • Fax:
    (908) 753-8463
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

El Centro Hispanoamericano is a non-profit agency that meets the needs of immigrants and refugees through a variety of affordable legal services, advocacy, and social programs.

State served: New Jersey
Detention Facilities Served: Elizabeth (NJ), Essex County Jail (NJ)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, 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: 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)
Other areas of legal assistance: Family & Juvenile
Non-legal services: ESL, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, 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
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes