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Resources for Immigrant Students at CUNY: Legal Services
Professor Frans Albarillo curates this list of resources from past immigration events I attended at CUNY and around New York City. I chose local resources from CUNY and non-profit organizations with a focus on community-centered, DACA-mented and undocumen
The CLEAR (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility) project, housed at CUNY School of Law, primarily aims to address the unmet legal needs of Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and other communities in the New York City area that are particularly affected by national security and counter-terrorism policies and practices.
This web-based Toolkit, compiled by the Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic at the CUNY School of Law, is made to Challenge Gang Allegations Against Immigrant New Yorkers is a compilation of resources aimed at preventing, challenging, and defending against gang allegations, as well as documenting the unreliability of gang allegations and aggressive police practices in the immigration context.
Central American Legal Assistance (CALA) provides free or low-cost legal services to New York’s immigrant community in order to protect and defend Central and South American asylum-seekers and to expand the civil rights of all immigrants. CALA has had an open door to newly-arrived immigrants since 1985. CALA’s staff are all bi-lingual.
DRUM is a multigenerational, membership-led organization of low-wage South Asian immigrant workers and youth in New York City. I’ve attended several of their “Hate Free Zone” rallies in Kensington Brooklyn and heard some of their leadership speak at the Brooklyn Museum.
Free Immigration consultations, legal services, and information sessions are available with Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) at Brooklyn Public Library. To schedule an individual consultation, call 718.230.2042.
MinKwon Center, located in Flushing, offers a comprehensive range of free social and legal services related to immigrant rights, housing and tenant rights, and financial benefits. Providing all of their services in Korean and Chinese free of charge, MinKwon Center prioritizes limited English-proficient and low-income immigrants and seniors who often face difficulty applying for public resources and legal representation.