New York State Hires 19 Immigration Lawyers to Provide Free Legal Services to Immigrants


ONA legal counsels will provide immigration legal services and direct representation to clients in immigration-related proceedings. Every ONA legal counsel will handle a caseload of up 20 clients at a time.

They will assist immigrants in the following cases and/or applications for:

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Asylum
  • U visas
  • T visas
  • Temporary Protected Status
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Violence Against Women Act
  • Removal proceedings, for those currently detained or not, including those with a prior order of removal
  • Work permits
  • Bond hearings
  • Board of Immigration Appeals
  • Federal litigation
  • Advanced parole
  • Family reunification
  • Family-based immigration
  • Complex naturalization
  • Family guardianship