Program Services and Geographic Areas
Justice for Our Neighbors offers legal consultations on immigration issues to low-income immigrants or refugees at sites in Austin, and Williamson and Bastrop Counties. These consultations are $ 20.00 for adults able to pay.
We are especially eager to consult with individual immigrants as well as immigrant families and communities regarding emergency preparedness. How can we prepare for raids, arrests, and worst-case scenarios of detention and deportation or removal?
Currently, we are accepting for representation two general categories of cases.
First, we represent refugees and immigrants who are children or teenagers, primarily in Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) cases.
Second, we represent people in removal proceedings. “Removal” is the legal term for what most people call “deportation.”
We represent people in removal proceedings who are afraid of returning to their home countries for fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group, or torture by the government, or with the consent of the government, of the home country. These are asylum, withholding of removal, and deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture.
We will also represent people in removal proceedings who have lived in the U.S. for over ten years continuously, who have not committed certain crimes, and whose removal would cause exceptional and extreme hardship to their U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident spouse, child, or parent. These are “cancellation of removal for certain non-legal permanent residents” or less formally “ten-year cancellation of removal” cases.
Please call 512-326-1988 to make an appointment in Austin.