We welcome immigrants into our communities with compassion, dignity, and love.

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Seeking Justice With Our Clients

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We advocate for and provide free or low-cost legal services to people of every race, nationality, religion, age, gender, and sexual orientation who have come to the United States seeking freedom, safety, and opportunity.

Our Mission

Immigration Law & Justice New York welcomes immigrants into our communities with compassion, dignity, and love by providing free, high-quality immigration legal services, offering education to communities of faith and the public, and engaging in advocacy for immigrants’ rights.


“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so, some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2)

At Immigration Law & Justice New York, we embrace the model of biblical hospitality. Each of our ILJ NY legal clinics is an opportunity for local congregations to “open their doors” with a safe, warm, and hospitable welcome for newcomers in their midst.

The beloved community of hope does not only include the sojourners in our midst. At ILJ NY, we strive to build community between the vulnerable immigrants who need our help and the volunteers who seek to be welcoming. Through our ministry of hospitality, we seek mutual transformation.

The ILJ Impact

In the past 10 years alone, we have collectively helped nearly 40,000 immigrants and their families from around the world reunite, escape violence, obtain work authorization and become naturalized U.S. citizens.

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The United Methodist Committee on Relief established our ILJ Network as an immigration ministry of the United Methodist Church in 1999. We are proud of the deep history and solidarity we share with UMCOR, and look forward to many more years of working together to pursue justice for immigrants.