Councilman David G. Greenfield and City University of New York are partnering to provide constituents with free immigration legal services by appointment. Beginning next Wednesday, January 16. all district residents with questions or issues concerning immigration law can avail themselves of free legal services at the councilman’s Boro Park district office.
Residents are urged to take advantage of this great opportunity to receive pro bono legal advice directly and confidentially from an experienced immigration attorney. Services available include assisting lawful permanent residents to file applications for citizenship following a consultation to determine their eligibility, among other topics and issues.
“I am proud to partner with CUNY to bring free professional legal services directly to my constituents …. I urge anyone with immigration-related questions or issues to schedule a confidential appointment immediately,” said Councilman Greenfield.
Meetings are by appointment only and will be held during business hours on the second Wednesday of each month through June.
The councilman was motivated to bring these services directly to his constituents as a result of the high number of immigration and citizenship cases his office has received. Many residents of his district were born abroad or have family in other countries. Therefore, issues related to citizenship and immigration come up frequently.
Councilman Greenfield’s office has assisted with dozens of cases involving issues related to citizenship, green cards, visas, and renewing passports or expediting applications.
“Given the large number of foreign-born residents throughout the community, I am pleased to provide this legal service at no cost to my constituents. I hope that this initiative will save residents the trouble and expense of hiring an attorney, and I look forward to assisting many residents with their immigration or citizenship issues,” added Greenfield.
For more information or to schedule a free, confidential appointment with an immigration attorney, please call Councilman Greenfield’s office at (718) 853-2704.