Immigration Services

EBCLC’s Immigration Program provides a full-range of free legal services to low-income immigrants on a wide range of immigration issues with a focus on the most vulnerable populations—people with disabilities and chronic illness, members of the LGBTQ community, youth, and existing EBCLC clients struggling with other legal issues. Using a “kindergarten to college” model that addresses the interrelated legal needs of immigrants and their families, Immigration Program advocates provide representation and counsel for such issues as:

  • Adjustment of status
  • Consular processing
  • DACA (see tab below)
  • Deportation defense
  • Family-based immigration for already existing EBCLC clients
  • Mitigating or eliminating the immigration effects of criminal convictions
  • in partnership with the Clean Slate Unit at EBCLC 
  • Naturalization
  • Political asylum
  • Public benefits eligibility
  •  including complex eligibility issues in partnership with the Health & Welfare Unit at EBCLC
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) including state court matters (guardianship, custody, etc.) necessary to get predicate orders for SIJS
  • T visas for survivors of trafficking
  • U visas for survivors of crime
  • Waivers

EBCLC’s Immigration attorneys represent clients before the Asylum Office, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, and Immigration Court, and on appeal before the Board of Immigration Appeals. The cases accepted for representation are dictated by the unmet needs of the community.

Seeking information about the public charge rule? See these fact sheets from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center.

Want more information about Immigration? Click here!

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