| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants, Inc. (Bridgeport Office)

  • Location:
    670 Clinton Ave
    Bridgeport, CT 06605
  • Phone:
    (203) 336-0141
  • Fax:
    (203) 339-4400
  • Contact methods:
    Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Established in 1918, the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants is a statewide nonprofit agency recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to provide immigration services to low income individuals. We provide a variety of immigration services through our offices in Stamford, Bridgeport, and Hartford. Our staff is comprised of immigration lawyers, DOJ accredited representatives, and trained immigration counselors. Low cost legal assistance and court representation may also be available for asylum cases, cancellation of removal cases, adjustment of status, changes of venue, voluntary departures, and other immigration legal issues.

State served: Connecticut

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, Habeas Corpus, 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)
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, ESL, Housing referrals, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, 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, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
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