| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

Villanova University School of Law - Clinic for Asylum, Refugee, and Emigrant Services; Farm Worker Legal Aid Clinic

  • Location:
    299 N. Spring Mill Rd
    Villanova, PA 19085
  • Phone:
    (610) 519-6839
  • Toll-free:
  • Fax:
    (610) 519-5173
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Villanova University School of Law's Clinic for Asylum, Refugee, and Emigrant Services provides student representation to refugees who have fled their home country due to human rights abuses and are seeking religious or political asylum in the United States.

Counties served: Adams, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Snyder, York
Detention Facilities Served: Berks County Family Shelter (PA), York County Prison (PA)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Habeas Corpus, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, 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
Other areas of legal assistance: Employment, Family & Juvenile, Taxes
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, 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, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Representation reserved for previously accepted cases only. The clinic can also be reached at 1-888-829-2546.