HIAS Global Headquarters (Silver Spring)
HIAS provides legal services and representation to asylum seekers and others seeking humanitarian protection in Washington DC and Maryland suburbs. HIAS represents two groups of individuals: (1) asylum seekers who are professionals, artists, scholars or scientists, and (2) children and their families from Central America who are fleeing violence. HIAS attorneys and accredited representatives represent individuals at USCIS asylum interviews, removal hearings in Immigration Court, and before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Referral services to pro bono legal services outside the area are also available.
|Detention Facilities Served:
||Carroll County Detention Center (MD), Frederick County Detention Center (MD), Howard County Detention Center (MD), Worcester County Detention Center (MD), Berks County Family Shelter (PA), York County Prison (PA)
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Asylum applications, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, 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)
||Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
||English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
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