Volunteer attorneys from the law firms of Arnold & Porter, Cleary Gottlieb, Fried Frank and Simpson Thacher, as well as volunteers from Goldman Sachs, assists immigrants with naturalization forms.//Photo Courtesy of NYLPI

Attorneys Guide Queens Immigrants at LaGuardia Legal Clinic

David Brand

Across Queens, attorneys are using their legal knowledge to assist noncitizens and resist the nationwide immigration crackdown.  

Tomorrow at LaGuardia College, the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Catholic Migration Services and the Center for Immigrant Education and Training at LaGuardia Community have teamed up with lawfirms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, and volunteers from Goldman Sachs to host a naturalization workshop, designed guide green card holders working on complex naturalization paperwork.

Attorneys and other trained volunteers will assist attendees in completing their naturalization applications, ensure they understand their legal rights and provide additional resources.

“As the current administration’s immigration enforcement effort grows harsher, this workshop provides a valuable opportunity for immigrant New Yorkers seeking citizenship to receive free legal services, which can often be out of reach for marginalized communities,” NYLPI said in a statement.

Immigrants interested in attending the clinic should call the confidential hotline before July 28 in order to be pre-screened. The telephone number is 212-225-4400.

This is the first time the organizations have hosted such a clinic in Queens. Previous workshops took place in Manhattan and Brooklyn and assisted hundreds of green card holders.

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