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American Friends Service Committee - Immigrant Rights Program (Newark Office)

  • Location:
    89 Market St
    6th Floor
    Newark, NJ 07102
  • Phone:
    (973) 643-1924
  • Fax:
    (973) 643-8924
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

American Friends Service Committee's (AFSC) Immigrant Rights Program provides legal services, advocacy, and organizing to immigrant communities in New Jersey.

State served: New Jersey
Detention Facilities Served: Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility (NJ), Essex County Correctional Facility (NJ)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, 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: 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)
Other areas of legal assistance: Family & Juvenile
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, 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, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: This organization is a partner of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.