A faith-driven ministry, welcoming immigrants into our churches and communities by providing free, high-quality immigration legal services, education and advocacy.
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Primary geographic focus: Michigan
Organization type(s): Provider
The program revolves around four monthly legal clinics housed in local United Methodist churches or community centers. People facing immigration matters who cannot afford a private attorney contact JFON-SEMI and make an appointment to attend one of the clinics. The clinics are staffed primarily by volunteers who offer their time and resources to ensure a welcome, comfortable and safe environment. During the clinics, the attorney and client discuss the client’s immigration situation and, if the case is legally valid, make plans to continue to work together.
The most common immigration issues JFON-SEMI addresses are:
- reuniting with families
- seeking protection through asylum or from an abusive partner
- applying to become a US Citizen
- taking advantage of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
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