Legal Services

Organization: Ayuda

Almost half of all immigrants seeking assistance have a valid legal claim or available legal avenue to obtain legal status in the US. However, immigration laws and related legal proceedings are complex.

To make a legal right a reality, low-income immigrants need help to successfully access and navigate our justice system. We provide expert legal services so that low-income immigrants can overcome barriers and access justice. Unaware of their rights and overwhelmed by a complex legal bureaucracy and language barriers, many immigrants require the aid of a professional to navigate the U.S. immigration system. Ayuda’s staff attorneys and pro bono program serve more than 3,000 women, men, and children every year by helping them obtain visas, work authorization, legal status, and more.

Immigration services:
Family-based immigration applications
Removal defense
Asylum
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
Humanitarian applications (victims of crime, domestic violence, human trafficking)
Violence Against Women Act petitions
Adjustments of status to permanent residence, naturalization (citizenship), Temporary Protected Status, work authorization, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Domestic Violence and Family Law:
Civil Protection Orders
Custody, Divorce and related matters
Civil Contempt
Child Support

Project End:
If you have tried to get help from the wrong in people in the past, we can help.

Project END (Eradicating Notario Deceit) is a direct legal services project aimed at remedying the harm caused by notario or immigration consultant fraud. Project END provides advice, counsel, and representation to victims in civil, criminal, and immigration proceedings.

A notario, notario público, or immigration consultant in the U.S. is not an attorney nor an accredited representative of the Department of Justice in the U.S., and consequently, is not licensed to provide paid immigration legal advice or legal services. Unscrupulous notarios or consultants routinely prey on immigrants who, because of linguistic, cultural, and financial obstacles, believe a notario or consultant can assist them with their legal issues. The fraudulent work of notarios or immigration consultants can have life-devastating consequences on its victims, including financial ruin, damage to a legal case, deportation, and permanent family separation.
Application: Call for services
Service Category: Legal
Service Eligibility: Immigrants

Ayuda North DC Office
6925 B Willow Street NW Washington DC 20012

Ayuda VA Office
2701 Prosperity Ave Fairfax VA 22031

(703) 444-7009

Ayuda MD Office
8757 Georgia Ave Silver Spring MD 20910

(240) 594-0600