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Jacksonville Area Legal Aid - Refugee Immigration Project and Low-Cost Immigration Legal Assistance (Downtown Office)
The Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) Immigration Unit provides free immigration legal services to eligible refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, Amerasians, Iraqi/Afghani Special Immigrant Visa holders, and certified victims of human trafficking, and other eligible immigrants. JALA also offers low-bono legal assistance to individuals who meet income requirements with certain immigration matters such as family-based petitions, lawful permanent residence, naturalization/citizenship, DACA renewals, Asylum and more.
Please go to https://www.jaxlegalaid.org/reducedfee/aire/ to fill out an application.
|Counties served:||Alachua, Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Saint Johns|
|Detention Facilities Served:||Dekalb County Detention Center (AL), Baker County Facility (FL)|
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:||Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, 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|
|Other areas of legal assistance:||Consumer, Disability, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Veterans|
|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:||Arabic, English, French, Spanish|
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:||Yes|
|Nominal fee charged?||Yes|
|Other information:||Project can represent clients at USCIS interviews and Orlando Immigration Court|