Resources for Immigration Policy

Resources on Immigration

The NY Department of State hotline for detainee families is 1-888-769-7243.


Legal Resources:

SUNY recognizes that our international community members  may have specific and technical questions about their status that is beyond the expertise of SUNY and campus officials. The following resources can help students find competent legal representation (sometimes at low or no cost):

  1. USCIS Find Help in your Community Webpage: http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/findhelp-your-community 
  2. USCIS Find Legal Services Webpage: http://www.uscis.gov/avoid-scams/find-legal-services
  3. Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) listing of attorneys who provide immigration services either free or for little cost: http://www.justice.gov/eoir/probono/states.htm
  4. American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) online Immigration Lawyer Referral Service: http://www.ailalawyer.org/
  5. The American Bar Association legal services listed by state: http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/findlegalhelp/home.cfm
  6. Immigration Law Help - an online directory of nearly 1,000 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states: http://ImmigrationLawHelp.org
  7. US Committee on Refugee and Immigrant Affairs
    991 Broadway, Suite 223, Albany, NY 12204
  8. Bronx Works, 60 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453
  9. Mercy Center, Inc., 332 E 149 Street, Bronx, NY 10451
    psarro@mercycenterbronx.org; BSplain@MercyCenterBronx.org
  10. Asian American Federation, (COPO)
    1081 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
    Joann.yoo@aafederation.org; joo.han@aafederation.org
  11. Arab American Association of NY
    7111 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209
  12. Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
    280 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
  13. Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of NY (Dutchess)
    218 Church Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    Daniel.Buzi@archny.org; Raliuca.Oncioiu@archny.org
  14. Jericho Road Ministries
    184 Barton Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
  15. Catholic Family Center
    87 North Clinton, Rochester, NY 14604
    Jmorris@cfcrochester.org; BVerma@cfcrochester.org
  16. Central American Refugee Center
    91N Franklin Street, #208, Hempstead, NY 11550
  17. Literacy Nassau, Inc.
    187 Smith Street, Freeport, NY 11520
  18. Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.,
    165 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002
  19. CUNY Uptown
    560 West 181st Street, New York, NY 10033
  20. Hispanic Federation, Inc.,
    (NMCIR) 665 West 182nd Street, New York, NY 10033
  21. Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
    309 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501
  22. Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, NY Inc. DBA Catholic,
    527 Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
    chomles@ccoc.us; fcastricone@ccoc.us
  23. Catholic Charities Commodity Services, Archdiocese of NY (Orange)
    321 S William Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
    Jennifer.Ramirez@archny.org; Raluca.Oncioiu@archny.org
  24. Flushing YMCA,
    138-46 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354
  25. Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
    35-56 159th Street, Flushing, NY 11357
  26. Make the Road New York, Queens
    92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
  27. Queens Borough Public Library
    37-44 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
  28. Literacy Solutions
    50 West Broad Street, Haverstraw, NY 10927
  29. Staten Island YMCA
    285 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304
  30. Central American Refugee Center
    2000 Brentwood Road, Brentwood, NY 11717
  31. Make the Road New York, Suffolk
    1090 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717
  32. Neighbors Link
    27 Columbus Ave, Mount Kisko, NY 10549
    lnewman@neighborslink.org; rrincon@neighborslink.org 
  33. Westchester Hispanic Coalition, Inc.
    46 Aller Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


Know Your Rights Resources:

  1. ACLU: What to Do If You’re Stopped By Law Enforcement
  2. NILC: Everyone Has Basic Rights No Matter Who is President
  3. United We Dream: Know Your Rights; Protect Yourself Against Immigration Raids
  4. Know Your Rights info: https://www.ilrc.org/red-cards
  5. Safety Planning: http://michiganimmigrant.org/resources/library
  6. AILA: Practice Alert: What to Do If Clients are Asked to Relinquish Their Green Cards and Sign Form I-407, Abandonment of LPR Status


Other Resources

Information on Federal Immigration Policy Changes