Programs

New Jersey Office of New Americans

Legal Services

New Jersey's Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative (DDDI)

The Office of New Americans works in partnership with Legal Services Providers including Legal Services of New Jersey, American Friends Service Committee, Rutgers Law School, and Seton Hall Law School to provide free and expert legal counsel and representation to individuals with low incomes who are at risk and vulnerable to deportations or are facing deportation/removal proceedings in New Jersey and do not have access to legal counsel. See contact details below for more information.

AFSC:

  • 973-643-1924: Call to request a telephonic consult (consults are scheduled every Tuesday between 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
  • 732-902-0460: Residents of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (call on Tuesdays between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
  • 973-474-9861: Detention-related calls (Call on Tuesdays/Thursdays between 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

LSNJ:

  • 1-732-572-9100 ext. 8782 (statewide, non-detained immigration matters)
  • 1-888-894-0612 (for detained individuals or other detention-related calls)
  • Online intake portal: https://lsnjlawhotline.org   

New Jersey's Legal Representation for Children and Youth Program

The Office of New Americans works in partnership with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) to provide free legal counsel and social services coordination to migrant children and youth arriving to New Jersey as unaccompanied minors seeking refuge.  The New Jersey Consortium for Immigrant Children is responsible for responding to client inquiries and connecting potential clients with attorneys and social workers. Individuals seeking immigration legal assistance for an unaccompanied child or youth under age 21 can call 201-305-9217 or email uacscreening@njcic.org for an eligibility assessment.  

Free Immigration Legal Assistance for Children and Youth

 

COVID Relief

The Excluded New Jerseyans Fund

The Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF) provides a one-time, direct cash benefit to eligible households who were excluded from both the federal stimulus checks and COVID related unemployment assistance - including undocumented individuals, residents re-entering from the justice system, and any other individuals otherwise excluded.

Applications for the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund are closed. If you submitted any application by the February 28th deadline, please monitor your text messages or emails for updates regarding your application. We will be in touch with you regarding your application as needed.