Our Immigration Unit provides legal representation, advice and information to non-citizen community members and their families. We seek to vigorously defend the individual rights of our clients and ensure that they are treated with dignity, equality and respect. In addition, we represent those fleeing persecution in their home country and seeking protection in the United States.

If you have any of the following questions, our Immigration Law Unit may be able to help.

I am in trouble with the law. Will this hurt my ability to remain the United States?
I fear returning to my home country.  Can I seek protection in the United States?
How can I reunite with my family in the United States if they are living abroad?

Our Immigration Unit assists with various immigration matters, including:

  • Obtaining a Green Card
  • Asylum Applications
  • Uniting Families Through Consular Processing
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Family-Based Petitions 
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • Naturalization/Citizenship
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status 
  • T Visas 
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • U Visas
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Petitions
  • Removal Proceedings
  • Work Authorization

Who qualifies for the Immigration Unit? 

  • Low to moderate income persons

How can I get help with an immigration issue?

Contact our Rochester office at 585.232.4090 if you reside in any of the following counties: 

  • Allegany
  • Cattaraugus
  • Chautauqua
  • Genesee
  • Livingston
  • Monroe
  • Niagara
  • Ontario
  • Orleans
  • Seneca
  • Steuben
  • Wayne
  • Wyoming
  • Yates

Contact Hiscock Legal Aid in Syracuse at 315.422.8191 if you reside in any of the following counties:

  • Broome
  • Cayuga
  • Chemung
  • Chenango
  • Cortland
  • Delaware
  • Herkimer
  • Jefferson
  • Lewis
  • Madison
  • Oneida
  • Onondaga
  • Oswego
  • Otsego
  • Schuyler
  • Tioga
  • Tompkins

Contact the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York in Albany at 518.689.6330 if you live in any of the following counties:

  • Albany
  • Clinton
  • Columbia
  • Essex
  • Franklin
  • Fulton
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Montgomery
  • Rensselaer
  • Saratoga
  • Schenectady
  • Schoharie
  • St. Lawrence
  • Warren
  • Washington

All legal services provided are confidential, regardless of your immigration status.