Legal Services

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We provide legal representation to low-income individuals in matters of immigration law. We focus on:

  • Reuniting families
  • Seeking humanitarian relief for adults and children fleeing persecution
  • Assisting survivors of domestic violence and other crimes
  • Representing clients in removal/deportation proceedings 

Immigration Legal Services

Our legal team represents clients on a range of issues and aids them in seeking the most appropriate relief, including:

  • Family petitions
  • Adjustments of status
  • Consular processing
  • Inadmissibilty and deportability waivers
  • Removal/deportation defense
  • Motions to suppress evidence
  • Administrative closure based on prosecutorial discretion
  • Asylum
  • Withholding of removal
  • Relief under the Convention Against Torture
  • Cancellation of removal
  • U-visas for victims of certain crimes
  • Relief under Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • T-visas for victims of trafficking
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) 
  • Lawful Permanent Resident status 
  • Citizenship and naturalization
  • Other family-based and humanitarian relief
  • NSC also advises clients and criminal defense attorneys of the potential immigration consequences stemming from an immigrant's contact with the criminal justice system.

Accessing NSC's Immigration Legal Services

  • All those interested in legal services (potential clients) must participate in a legal consultation. 
  • The purpose of the consultation is for NSC legal staff to gather information to provide legal advice & determine if NSC can offer representation. We only provide legal advice in immigration matters.  
  • In-person consultations are suspended until further notice. Consultations take place by phone only on specifically scheduled days.  
  • Our next call-in Legal Consultation Session will take place on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Please call 215-893-8400 between 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM on this day to be placed on our consultation list.  We do experience high call volumes. We encourage potential clients to call again later in the hour if they cannot initially get through rather than leaving a voicemail.  
  • The consultation fee is $60. We accept payment over the phone via a credit or debit card. We do not accept cash payments for consultations. If you do not have a credit or debit card, you can purchase a VISA, MasterCard, or American Express gift card or prepare to have another individual make a payment on your behalf. 
  • If you cannot afford the consultation fee, you can still call in and explain to NSC staff why you are not able to afford the fee. NSC staff may waive the consultation fee in their discretion.  

Confidentiality: All information received from a client is strictly confidential. Your information will not be released to any third party without your consent.