Legal Resources

Free or low-cost immigration legal help and educational community services is available from a number of organizations in New York:

CUNY Citizenship Now! From advice as to whether and how you can qualify for lawful immigration status or U.S. citizenship, to information on how to protect yourself from deportation, CUNY Citizenship Now! is committed to insuring that all immigrant students, including undocumented students, get the legal help they need. Visit their website for questions and help.

ActionNYC is for every immigrant New Yorker. The program offers all New Yorkers free, safe immigration legal help in a network of trusted community-based organizations at community sites, public health facilities, public schools, and libraries. Services are provided in your language. Your immigration status does not matter.

  • Services: DACA, TPS, public charge, citizenship, green card applications and renewals
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Hotline: 1-800-354-0365 or 311 and say ‘ActionNYC’

Brooklyn Defenders Services — Immigration Practice: work, in and out of court, to protect and uphold the rights of individuals and to change laws and systems that perpetuate injustice and inequality.

  • Services: Adjustment of status, asylum applications, DACA, employment authorization, family-based petitions, habeas corpus, naturalization/citizenship, removal hearings, special immigrant juvenile status
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: P (718) 254-0700  E


Make the Road New York: programs are designed to support families over years and even decades, first tackling crises – like an impending eviction or debilitating hospital bill.

  • Services: Landlord -tenant disputes, public benefits, workplace justice, immigration, family law justice, civil rights justice
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 718-565-8500 ext 4456,

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)  

  • Services
    • DACA Clinics 
    • DACA legal services are generally available to undocumented AAPI youth only
    • AALDEF collaborates with community groups on DACA renewal workshops and provides training to pro bono attorneys/law firms.
  • Contact: Email at

Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC, Inc.

  • Services: DACA Legal Services by appointment
  • Contact: 212-791-5690×100 or 

Coalition for Immigrant Freedom 

  • Services: DACA Legal Services by appointment 
  • Contact: 212-781-0355, or 

Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM) 

  • Services: DACA Legal Services for members
  • Contact: 718-205-3036 
CUNY-Initiative on Immigration and Education: creates opportunities for educational stakeholders to learn from immigrant students, families, and educators directly impacted by restrictive immigration policies and educational inequality.
  • Services: a State funded initiative to support educators working with immigrant and undocumented students across NY State.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact:

New York State Youth Leadership Council: the first organization in New York led by undocumented youth. The goal is to give undocumented youth the tools and space to organize and create change in their communities.

  • Services: Scholarships, work opportunities and general resources.
  • Cost: Free