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Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

  • Location:
    99 Hudson St
    12th Floor
    New York, NY 10013
  • Phone:
    (212) 966-5932
  • Toll-free:
  • Fax:
    (212) 966-4303
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.

Counties served: Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, T visas, U visas
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Employment
Non-legal services: Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status
Languages spoken: Bengali, Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, English, Filipino, Gujarati, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Punjabi, Tagalog, Taiwanese, other Asian languages on an as-needed basis
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Also provides services for individuals eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). May also provide services in Northern and Central NJ.
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