Catholic Charities Community Services typically holds monthly legal clinics at rotating locations in the Hudson Valley. Nominal, need-based fees may be charged. Staff also works to prevent exploitation and explain immigrants’ rights, providing information in multiple languages for faith and community groups. Toll free: 800-566-7636. Kingston office, 845-340-9170, ext. 100; Poughkeepsie, 845-452-1400, ext. 4259; New York City, 212-419-3700.
Areas covered include status adjustment, consular processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), work authorization, family-based petitions, naturalization/citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T and U visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and more. Help is available to complete legal forms and file with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Representation in court or at the Board of Immigration Appeals is sometimes possible.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (website: English & Spanish) provides free help to low income individuals and families in civil matters such as housing, family law, and employment, discrimination. Cannot typically handle immigration matters unless related to crimes or domestic violence. Staff members speak multiple languages; additional languages are available via a translation service. Toll free, 877-574-8529: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Kingston office, 845-331-9373: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Region 4 Immigration Assistance Center provides legal support to attorneys representing non-citizens in Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester counties. Contact Robert Horne, 914-286-3400 or RHorne@laswest.org, Legal Aid Society of Westchester County, 150 Grand St., first floor, White Plains.
Worker Justice Center of New York (WJCNY), multiple languages including Spanish. Free legal assistance to individuals and groups in matters affecting low-wage workers including farmworkers. WJCNY can help with administrative proceedings to prevent deportation, obtain legal status, or receive authorization to work; family unification, labor trafficking, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and more. Toll free: 800-724-7020. Kingston office: 9 Main St., 845-331-6615.