Legal Referrals

Proyecto Faro offers a free bi-weekly online legal clinic for the community in addition to community defense actions and visits for people detained by ICE at the Orange County Jail. For questions about immigration matters or referrals, or to report a problem with your attorney, you can reach out to the New York State Office of New Americans operated by Catholic Charities at (800)566-7636.

Catholic Community Services of Rockland, Inc. offers immigration legal services to immigrants in need of assistance with immigration status including Application for Naturalization, Relative Petitions, Work Authorization Applications. A minimal consultation fee may apply. (845)942-5791.

Center for Safety and Change specializes in cases where an immigrant has been victimized, for example VAWA, U-Visa, T-Visa, SIJS, and Asylum cases. (845) 634-3391.

Neighbor’s Link based in Westchester. To schedule an appointment 914-422-4686 or 914-422-4056

Private Attorneys:
Pouyan Darian at Darian Law: Rockland County Office Hours on Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Location: 275 Route 304, Suite 700 Bardonia, NY 10954. Phone: (845) 359-1111

Law Office of Shafi Chowdhury: 118-21 Queens Blvd, Ste. 603, Queens, NY 11375. Phone: (646) 543-5839

Warnings:

  • Do not trust anyone (legal attorney or notary public) who promises you that they can get your application approved.

  • If you hire an attorney, understand what they will file for you. Get a written agreement signed by your attorney, which details what the attorney will do for you and how much it will cost you. Make sure to get a receipt for any money you pay to your attorney and a copy of any application filed on your behalf.

  • Remember, it is not possible to get an employment card without filing an application for immigrant relief.