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If you or someone you know would like legal support around immigration, please contact us at (212) 876-5500.

NDS operates in the heart of Northern Manhattan, home to some of the most diverse and immigrant-rich communities in New York, which makes our immigration services critical. The Immigration Defense Practice provides support and legal representation to NDS clients who are non-citizens, and to immigrant communities throughout Northern Manhattan.

For a significant percentage of our clients, a current or prior contact with the criminal justice system can result in a serious risk of a denial of an immigration benefit, immigration detention and/or deportation.

The Immigration Defense Practice works to minimize the immigration consequences of touches with criminal justice and child welfare systems. Additionally, NDS’ immigration attorneys represent those in need of deportation defense in Immigration Court removal proceedings. Representation and assistance are also available to clients seeking U.S. Citizenship and immigration services for benefits such as adjustment of status, work permit renewals, green card renewals, naturalization, asylum and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Our immigration advocates and attorneys consistently connect with our community to ensure our practice evolves along with our neighbors.  We provide Know Your Rights training to community organizations, share our expertise with students and parents at community schools and participate in legal information fairs and clinics throughout Northern Manhattan.

NDS is a member of the Keep Ice Out of Courts Coalition, a group of legal service providers seeking to prevent ICE from targeting immigrant New Yorkers at court appearances. It is also a supporter of the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act, which would protect clients from civil immigration arrests at court.