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Immigration Services

BronxWorks offers free help with preparing and submitting applications for various benefits to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. We can also assist with completing waivers for fees associated with some immigration applications. Additionally, we offer services for immigrants like English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes and citizenship classes.

Contact Us.

Arturo Lopez, Esq., Director of Legal Services
718.508.3091
alopez@bronxworks.org

Immigration Services

Our organization has three locations in the Bronx that provide immigration services:

Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center

1130 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456

Phone:
800.354.0365

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The Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center offers services to anyone living in New York City.

Services offered:

  • Citizenship applications, applications for derivative certificates of citizenship, and applications for replacement certificates
  • DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) applications
  • Family petitions and adjustment of status to permanent resident
  • General immigration consultations
  • Green card renewals
  • Petitions to remove conditions on permanent residency
  • Temporary protected status
  • U Visas (special visas for undocumented victims of crime living in the U.S.)
  • Work authorization and renewal

 

Administrative Office

60 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10453

Phone:
718.731.3114

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The Administrative Office schedules appointments in person every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning, beginning at 8:30 a.m. We offer statewide services for citizenship and DACA applications. Other services are limited to NDA 5 Bronx residents. Please visit the office to schedule an appointment.

Services offered:

  • Citizenship applications and applications for derivative certificates of citizenship
  • DACA applications
  • Family petitions and adjustment of status to permanent resident
  • Petitions to remove conditions on permanent residency
  • Work authorization and renewal

We also offers general consultations with an attorney once a month.

Townsend Ave. Office

1477 Townsend Ave
Bronx, NY 10452

entrance on 172nd St.

Phone:
718.588.3836 x106

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Our Townsend Ave. location’s services are limited to NDA 4 Bronx Residents.

Services offered:

  • Citizenship applications and applications for derivative certificates of citizenship
  • DACA applications
  • Family petitions and adjustment of status to permanent resident
  • Petitions to remove conditions on permanent residency
  • Work authorization and renewal

English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL) and Citizenship Classes

BronxWorks offers free ESOL classes. These classes provide English-language instruction to help non-native adult English speakers acquire sufficient language abilities to enhance the quality of their lives. Outcomes include entering the workforce, job training or post-secondary education, and improving current jobs, as well as becoming citizens and more productive, integrated community members.

BronxWorks Citizenship classes offer training and preparation for the American Citizenship test as well as providing assistance signing up for a naturalization interview and test.

For more information about ESOL and Citizenship classes, contact Program Coordinator Cheyla Perez.

Comprehensive Services for Immigrant Families

The BronxWorks Comprehensive Services for Immigrant Families program works with newly-arrived immigrant families with limited English ability.

Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center

1130 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456

Contact:
Ketty Pacheco, Case Manager
kpacheco@bronxworks.org

Phone:
718.508.3203

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In collaboration with a network of community-based providers, we ensure these families gain access to relevant services that will help them prosper and become self-sufficient while navigating the complex and multiple needs new immigrant families have.

Services are provided to families living in Community District 4, specifically in zip codes 10452 or 10456. The program connects families to services such as ESOL classes, housing aid, legal immigration services, childcare, and medical care. The program also provides workshops on different subjects such as education, immigration/legal, employment, financial literacy, health, wellness, and more.

For more information and further eligibility requirements, contact us today.

Immigration Services FAQs

Does BronxWorks help people apply for citizenship or residency?

Yes. If you qualify, we have paralegals and an immigration attorney at our 1130 Grand Concourse office ready to assist you with the application.

How can I find out if I am entitled to benefits?

The BronxWorks Benefits Access and Assistance program can screen you to see what government benefits you are eligible for and help you apply.

Do you charge fees for your services?

All of our services are generally free.

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BronxWorks has helped me tremendously with my immigration problems and other housing issues. Most of my immigrant friends can transition to get their green cards and citizenships.”

— Baffour B., Participant

Community Impact

In 2021, BronxWorks provided immigration services to 1,255 clients, including naturalization and DACA renewals.