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IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES

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1. Contact us

Call us at (203) 391-4084 or (203) 674-8585 Ext. 109 or email us.

2. Submit our intake form

3. Schedule your consultation

We will give you an appointment at the earliest possible date.

4. Payment

$40 fee for consultations

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After a consultation, we will determine if we can help you in these areas:

Petition for family members, apply for Green Card

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, we can assist you to petition for eligible family members, both relatives in the U.S. and abroad.

Become a Citizen

We can help eligible permanent residents apply for citizenship and prepare for the citizenship exam.

Get humanitarian protection

We can help you apply for protection under federal law where: 

  • You fled your home country because of persecution or fear of persecution
  • You are the victim of a crime in the U.S.
  • You are a victim of domestic violence
  • You are a juvenile lacking parental protection.

Get temporary protection, DACA, TPS

If you came to the U.S. as a child, you may be eligible for DACA. If you came from certain countries as a result of a natural disaster or war, you may be eligible for TPS.

Other immigration legal needs

We can assist with Green Card renewals, travel permissions, certificates of citizenship, visa extensions, and many other USCIS processes.

Assist with your own asylum claim

We can help guide you file an initial asylum application, but without representing you.

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.

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Additional Documents and Information

Understanding Immigrant Rights

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Building One Community is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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