The focus of the Program is to assist newly arrived immigrants to adapt to their new surroundings in the United States. The main idea of the program is to provide legal services mostly in the area of immigration.
Immigration and Legal Services Program existing in the Polish & Slavic Center was founded in 1994.
The program activity and work is always related to changes in the immigration law and polices.
Our program serves low income families in the area of Greenpoint , Williamsburg and from other boroughs of New York City as well.
Our bilingual staff helps immigrants to overcome a cultural shock, guide them through and make the process of adjustment a positive experience.
Paralegals are responsible for filing all kind of immigration applications, giving out information and translating documents.
Our main service remains to be the adjustment of status and family sponsorship petitions. We also assist in naturalization proceedings, including filling applications and organizing preparation courses ,which is another significant aspect of the rapidly grooving demand for our immigration and legal services program.
Our attorney provides legal advice and personal assistance in immigration matters, landlord/tenant disputes, child support and divorce matters.
Our work consists on giving complete information about all benefits provided by the City of New York ,the New York State and the Federal Government, filling out applications, prescreening for eligibility, translating all sorts documents, explaining laws and regulations, and utilizing our phone contacts to different agencies or services to solve problems promptly if the situation requires.