If you and your family are looking for assistance that Just Neighbors is not able to provide, you may be able to find help from another organization.
Immigration Legal Providers in Northern Virginia
Because of our limited resources as a nonprofit, Just Neighbors is not able to help all the people who contact us for immigration legal assistance. We often refer people to other immigration legal service providers in the northern Virginia area, including these:
- Capital Area Immigrants Rights (CAIR) Coalition
- Catholic Charities
- Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
- Hogar Immigrant Services
- Human Rights First
- Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
- Northern Virginia Family Services
- Tahirih Justice Center
Non-immigration Legal Providers in Northern Virginia
If you need legal services not related to immigration (such as divorce, child custody, employment or discrimination issues), you may find help from these providers in the northern Virginia area:
Immigration Legal Services Nationwide
If you are looking for a nonprofit organization outside of northern Virginia that provides free or low-cost immigration legal services, search for one in the National Immigration Legal Services Directory.
If you are trying to find out where your family member or friend is being detained, check the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Online Detainee Locator System.
If you are looking for a private immigration attorney, search for one in the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Immigration Lawyers Search.
Health Insurance for Immigrants
Many immigrants qualify to receive health insurance. The Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) permits individuals who are “lawfully present” in the United States to apply for health insurance as of January 1, 2014. The following is a list of immigrants who are considered “lawfully present” in the U.S. for purposes of the Affordable Care Act. Updated information on who qualifies for the Affordable Care Act is available from the National Immigration Law Center. To sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, visit HealthCare.gov.
- Lawful permanent residents (or those with Green Cards)
- Applicants for lawful permanent residence with approved I-130 / I-140 and pending I-485
- Withholding of removal status
- Applicants for asylum / withholding of removal, with certain restrictions
- Temporary protected status
- Deferred enforced departure
- Deferred action (except for DACAs)
- Special immigrant juvenile status
- VAWA approved applicants
- T visa holders
- U visa holders
- Non-immigrant visa holders who are in status
- Convention against torture grantees
- Cuban and Haitian entrants
- Paroled into the U.S., for at least one year
- Conditional entrants: pre-1980 asylees
- Citizens of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau
- LIFE Act applicants with employment authorization documents (EADs) and certain family members
- Lawful temporary residents
- Applicants for cancellation of removal
- Immigrants with order of supervision
- Registry applicants
- City of Alexandria: Community & Human Services
- Arlington: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
- Fairfax County: Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
- Loudoun County: Domestic Violence / Abuse Services
- Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park: Action in Community through Service (ACTS) Turning Points
Social Services for Refugees and Asylees
If you are seeking social services for refugees and asylees, these organizations may be able to help:
Refugees and asylees have the right to work. For more information, refer to the flier for employers and refugees and asylees from the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC).
Resources for DREAMers
To learn how to apply for a social security card, refer to the flier from the Social Security Administration.
To learn how to get a Virginia driver’s license, refer to the flier from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
This official letter from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles states that DACA is proof of legal status in the state of Virginia.
To learn how to transfer your credit history to your new social security number, refer to the article called Life After DACA: Obtaining a Social Security Number, Transferring Your Credit History, and Rescinding your ITIN, posted on the website of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA).
If you change your address, you are required to notify the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within 10 days of your move. To change your address with Immigration, fill out and submit the AR-11 form.
Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence
To learn how to get protective orders in Virginia, refer to the protective orders guide from the Department of Criminal Justice Services of Virginia.
To receive assistance in your area, visit one of these websites:
Immigration Advocacy in Virginia
To learn about and/or get involved with immigration advocacy, visit the websites of these organizations: