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Florida International University College of Law - Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic

  • Location:
    11200 S.W. 8th St
    Rafael Diaz-Balart 1010
    Miami, FL 33199
  • Phone:
    (305) 348-7541
  • Fax:
    (305) 348-4108
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Florida International University College of Law - Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic provides immigrants with student representation. Student attorneys under the supervision of licensed attorneys represent individuals in removal proceedings and members of vulnerable populations, such as abused spouses and children, and aliens subject to immigration detention. Representation is limited to Miami Immigration Court and Krome Detention Center and Board of Immigration Appeals.

Counties served: Broward, Miami-Dade
Detention Facilities Served: Glades County Detention Center (FL), Krome Service Processing Center (FL), Monroe County Jail (FL)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), 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), Federal court appeals
Non-legal services: Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other 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, Haitian Creole, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No