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  • IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES

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    1. Contact us

    Call us at (203) 391-4084 ou (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 $ for consultations

    Cash, check, or Paypal

    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.

    Nouvelles de l'immigration

    Biden Administration gives more flexibility for resolving Immigration Court cases

    July 23, 2021

    On July 15, 2021 Attorney General Merrick Garland restored the authority of immigration judges nationwide to pause and remove low priority immigration cases from the backlog of immigration court cases. There are now more than 1.3 million cases pending in Immigration Courts – a backlog that doubled under Trump. This decision issued in Matter of…

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    New DACA applicants back in limbo

    July 22, 2021

    It was a brief breath of fresh air for many Dreamers. In January, the government started accepting new DACA applicants for the first time since early in the Trump era. These are all persons who arrived as children and have been in the U.S. since at least 2007. On July 16, a federal judge in…

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    New hope for asylum claimants

    June 24, 2021

    On June 16th U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland reversed restrictions on asylum eligibility imposed by the Trump administration. Garland’s decision means that Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security will return to pre-Trump era immigration policies and guidelines for asylum protection. Individuals fleeing gender-based violence, gang brutality, and persecution because of familial ties…

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    La Cour suprême accorde un revers aux détenteurs de TPS

    13 juin 2021

    Le 7 juin, la Cour suprême a statué à l'unanimité dans Sanchez v. Mayorkas que les immigrants qui sont entrés aux États-Unis sans inspection et ont ensuite obtenu le statut de protection temporaire (TPS) ne peuvent pas prétendre à la résidence permanente sans quitter le pays. La Cour a statué que l'ajustement de statut pour obtenir la résidence permanente légale aux États-Unis est uniquement pour les non-citoyens qui ont été inspectés à la frontière et admis par un agent d'immigration. Par conséquent, la majorité des approximations…

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    Setback for TPS holders

    13 juin 2021

    On June 7, the Supreme Court ruled in Sanchez v. Mayorkas that those immigrants who entered the U.S. without inspection and were subsequently granted temporary protected status (“TPS”) cannot be granted Green Cards without first leaving the country. Therefore, a majority of the approximate 400,000 TPS holders currently in the U.S. will not be able to…

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    B1C rend hommage au juge Robert Katzmann, éminent juriste et fondateur de l'Immigrant Justice Corps

    12 juin 2021

    Building One Community honore la mémoire du juge Robert A. Katzmann, décédé la semaine dernière. Parmi ses nombreuses contributions professionnelles et personnelles, le juge Katzmann a créé l'Immigrant Justice Corps, un programme qui permet aux récents diplômés des facultés de droit d'acquérir une expérience approfondie du droit de l'immigration et de représenter les immigrants qui font face à des chances presque impossibles pour…

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    Nouveau TPS pour Haïti autorisé

    24 mai 2021

    Le gouvernement a annoncé qu'Haïti sera redésigné pour TPS (statut de protection temporaire) en raison des conditions dans le pays. Les Haïtiens aux États-Unis à compter du 21 mai 2021 pourront demander le TPS pendant deux ans et demander des permis de travail. Les Haïtiens actuellement couverts par les désignations TPS précédentes pourront…

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    Le recensement documente le ralentissement de la croissance démographique

    10 mai 2021

    Selon le Census Bureau, la croissance de la population américaine au cours de la dernière décennie a été la plus lente depuis les années 1930. De 2010 à 2020, la population des États-Unis a augmenté de 7,4%, ce qui est le deuxième taux le plus bas depuis que les États-Unis ont commencé à effectuer un recensement décennal en 1790. Le taux le plus bas a été enregistré à l'époque de la Grande Dépression. Économistes…

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    Webinaire sur le Venezuela TPS disponible en ligne

    7 mai 2021

    Le webinaire sur le Venezuela TPS est disponible ici. La conversation d'une heure avec les principaux avocats spécialisés en droit de l'immigration a fourni un cadre pour comprendre les exigences du TPS, les avantages et les risques d'une demande, et comment préparer les demandes. En collaboration avec le chapitre Connecticut de l'American Immigration Lawyers Association et le Lower Fairfield County Immigration Collaborative,…

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    Fermetures des consulats

    29 avril 2021

    Au 8 avril 2021, 76% des consulats américains restaient totalement ou partiellement fermés au traitement des visas pour se prémunir contre la pandémie. Cela affecte 71% de tous les demandeurs de visa. Alors que le président Biden a mis fin à l'interdiction de visa d'immigrant imposée par le président Trump, ce nombre de fermetures continue essentiellement l'interdiction de l'immigration légale. Selon un état de février 2021…

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