| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

St. Thomas University, School of Law - Human Rights Institute (Broward County Office)

  • Location:
    12399 SW 53rd Street
    2nd Floor
    Cooper City, FL 33330
  • Phone:
    (954) 322-6502
  • Toll-free:
    (866) 491-6737
  • Fax:
    (954) 642-3036
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

The Human Rights Institute at St. Thomas University, School of Law seeks to promote the dignity of every human being through research, education on human rights issues, social advocacy, and direct services to individuals and families who are seeking assistance with their immigration status.

Counties served: Broward
Detention Facilities Served: Broward Transitional Center (FL)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Employment authorization, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, U visas
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: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, French, Haitian Creole, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Most services are available for Cuban/Haitian clients only.