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A New Chance

In their work for Just Neighbors, our attorneys spend much of their time working on behalf of their clients with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a branch of the Department of Homeland Security that reviews applications for visas, green cards, and protected statuses, amongst other tasks. This office quite literally holds the …

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Client Story: Ms. S Escapes Abuse with U Visa

This month’s client story was written by one of our new volunteers, Nam Mee Cho.  After three weeks in the office, she writes: The lasting impact of Just Neighbors’ work is evidenced by our clients’ multi-layered success stories.  Following is an example of how our services to an underserved, extremely indigent population have triggered economic …

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77-Year-Old Syrian Native Tells Immigration Officer She “Could Cook” for the US if Necessary

Client Story Anna is a delightfully feisty 77-year-old native of Syria.  She left her homeland when she was seven, and considers the United States her country.  Anna’s social worker brought Anna to a clinic for help applying to become a citizen of the United States.  Anna had applied earlier, but had not passed the reading, …

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Thank You and Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Work

Many of you have read about our work with DACA clients — deferred action for childhood arrivals.  These immigrants arrived in the United States as children and, for the first time, have the opportunity to come out of the shadows and apply for work authorization.  Part of the application is a $465 fee to Immigration …

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By the Numbers: Highlights of Our Work in 2012

The year 2012 was a record-breaking one for Just Neighbors.  We served more clients than ever by far, conducting 1,218 cases for 1,076 clients. This compares to 2011’s totals of 770 cases for 651 clients.  We handled 233 domestic violence cases, 402 family unification cases, and 334 deferred action for childhood arrival cases.   Our …

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The mission of Just Neighbors is to provide high-quality immigration legal services to low-income immigrants, asylees, and refugees in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia; and, to build community among clients, staff, volunteers and the larger society through education, advocacy, and volunteerism.

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