IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES
Family and Humanitarian Practice
B1C’s Family and Humanitarian Practice provides high-quality, low-cost legal services on a wide variety of immigration matters for persons with cases before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of State (DoS).
We also provide legal consultations, free monthly Questions and Answer sessions on immigration issues, clinics for persons preparing their own applications, and information sessions on topics of interest.
Some types of cases we handle include:
- Applications for lawful permanent residency (“Green Card”)
- Petitions for family members
- Humanitarian protections (for victims of crime, victims of domestic violence, and juveniles lacking parental protection)
- Waivers for persons who are inadmissible
- Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- Humanitarian parole
- Green card and work permit renewals
- Travel permits
- Naturalization applications
1. Contact us
2. We will get back to you
We will get back to you by your preferred method of contact within 3-5 business days to get more information on your immigration legal needs.
3. Schedule your consultation
We will give you an appointment at the earliest possible date. We have limited capacity to schedule new consultations.
We charge a $50 fee for consultations. We accept Cash, check, or Paypal. We will waive fees on a need basis.
Removal Defense Practice
B1C’s Removal Defense Practice focuses on direct representation of non-detained, low-income Stamford and greater Fairfield County immigrants in removal proceedings (deportation proceedings). The removal defense attorneys do not charge any fees for consultations or legal services.
We believe that everyone facing deportation is entitled to equal justice and deserves competent representation to help keep families together and protect against unjust deportation. We follow a trauma-informed practice that centers around human dignity and empathy. We collaborate with B1C departments and community partners to support our clients so they can meaningful participate in their cases.
We assist with humanitarian forms of relief from removal before the immigration court and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) including, but not limited to:
- Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
- U visas
- T visas
- VAWA, etc.
To get started please submit the contact form.
B1C is accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as a provider of high-quality, low-cost immigration legal services.
Frequently asked questions about our Immigration Legal Services
Our fees recognize that many in the immigrant community have limited financial resources. Our fees are fixed based on the immigration process we are assisting with. We also provide fee waivers based on income and family circumstances.
Most of our staff and volunteers speak several languages, and we can arrange for interpreters. We carry out consultations in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Polish, and other languages.
All information provided to Immigration Legal Services will be kept confidential to the maximum extent provided by law. No information is released to third parties without the express consent of the client.
Our initial consultations are by phone, Zoom, or WhatsApp. We have follow-up meetings in person at B1C when needed. All cases where we provide representation will require at least one in-person meeting.
We can assist a limited number of clients in Immigration Court in Hartford. Most of our work is focused on applications and petitions with the USCIS. If we cannot represent you in court, we will provide a list of other legal providers.
Yes, our representation agreement includes assistance after filing. This includes responding to “Requests for Evidence” from the government and preparation for interviews.
Immigration law is complex, and submitting applications prepared by unlicensed persons can result in serious consequences for the immigrant. We strongly recommend only using licensed immigration attorneys or DOJ Accredited Representatives.
Yes! Receiving public benefits -- including food stamps, Medicaid (Husky), or subsidized housing – for which a person is otherwise eligible is permitted. It will not have a negative effect on current immigration status or eligibility for future immigration benefits.
If we represent you, we will take full responsibility for completing and submitting forms based on the information you provide. However, we cannot review forms filled out by you or third parties and give a thumbs up or thumbs down.
Immigration Legal Services’ exclusive focus is on immigration law issues. Other areas of B1C can assist you or provide referrals for non-immigration issues. We can put you in touch with the right person.
Normally, an initial consultation tries to understand the general issues that an immigrant may be facing and answer questions. If there are documents that will help us understand your situation better, please provide us copies before the consultation.
Every month, we offer a free one-hour Q&A session with our immigration attorney on Zoom. Anyone can attend without registration, and ask any immigration-related question they have. The Q&A happens on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 11:30 am. Contact us for information on how to log in.