African Services Committee provides free civil legal services and immigration representation to people living with HIV. In addition, African Services Committee offers low fee immigration services for immigrants regardless of HIV status.
Our legal team is staffed by multilingual attorneys, paralegals and law interns and provides representation in the following areas:
ASC's LGBT services were launched to address the intersecting marginalization among LGBT African and Caribbean immigrants in a safe environment, and provide high-quality, pro-bono immigration legal services and mental health services in order to reduce isolation and build empowering networks. Through direct legal representation, ASC's LGBT services create a sustainable avenue for LGBT African and Caribbean immigrants to assert asylum claims based on sexual orientation and HIV/AIDS status. Furthermore, ASC offers a range of social and mental health services to reduce social isolation, moderate the effect of stressors on mental health, and build a safe environment that fosters mentorship and contributes to positive identity development.
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Immigrant Community Law Center (ICLC) was founded by African Services Committee in 2012 to provide high-quality, affordable, and trustworthy immigration legal representation. ICLC is staffed by a dedicated and culturally competent multilingual team of qualified attorneys and paralegals. ICLC serves all immigrants of all backgrounds. Click here to visit ICLC’s website: www.immigratncommunitylaw.org
ICLC seeks to empower each immigrant by:
*Some consultations will be subject to a $40 initial consultation fee. Click here for more information about the consultation fee.
We work in partnership and with the support of various organizations throughout New York including the New York Immigration Coalition, Libertas Center for Survivors of Torture, Human Rights First, Legal Services for New York and HIV Law Project to protect and promote the rights of immigrants.