| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

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

  • Location:
    2650 S.W. 27th Ave
    3rd Floor, Suite 304
    Miami, FL 33133
  • Phone:
    (866) 491-6737
  • Fax:
    (305) 628-6742
  • Contact methods:
    Email, 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: Miami-Dade, Monroe
Detention Facilities Served: Krome Service Processing Center (FL)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, 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, 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, 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, Haitian Creole, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
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