Legal Information for Asylum Seekers

Migrants and asylum seekers who have arrived in the U.S. on or after January 1, 2022 may contact the below organizations for immigration legal screenings, consultations, change of address and change of venue assistance, and assistance with immigration applications including but not limited to asylum.

African Services Committee (ASC)
Serving African asylum seekers, and other immigrant groups
Phone: 212-222-3882 ext. 2173

Catholic Migration Services (CMS)
Fill out the CMS interest form
Twitter and Instagram: @CMSBQ
Like CMS on Facebook

Central America Legal Assistance (CALA)
Phone: 718-486-6800
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fill out the Masa interest form
Phone: 718-360-6655
Like Masa on Facebook
Instagram: @masanyorg

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
Phone: 212-514-4274
Instagram: @nylagnews

Phone: 646-216-8210
Instagram: @unlocalinc

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Informational Legal Videos and Resources for Asylum Seekers

Self-Help Video & Resources

PSPP+ provides informational self-help videos and materials for migrants and asylum seekers, and community advocates supporting them.

Topics include Basics of the Immigration Legal System, Assisting Asylum Seekers in Completing their I-589 Forms, Tips for Filling Out the I-589 Asylum Application, Self-Representation in Court, Employment Authorization Documents, and others.

PSPP+ legal self-help resources

City’s Informational Legal Videos

In this video series, Commissioner Manuel Castro of the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs provides important information for asylum seekers entering New York City as they navigate the immigration and asylum process.

The following informational videos cover topics like updating your address, meetings with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), legal documents, court dates, and more.

Disclaimer: This video series contains information, not legal advice. Anyone needing legal advice should consult with a licensed attorney.

Watch the full playlist in English

Watch the full playlist in Spanish

Watch the videos in Spanish

Introduction to Know Your Rights: A Guide for Asylum Seekers in NYC

What is ICE?

Updating your address

Personal Documents

Immigration Documents

ICE Check-ins

Immigration Court

Going to Court