Just Neighbors works exclusively with the low-income immigrant community in northern Virginia. All of the immigrants we serve have an income that is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line. Our clients come from many different countries around the world, reflect the diversity of the northern Virginia community, and cannot afford private immigration attorneys to help them apply for benefits for which they are eligible.
The involvement of volunteers is critical to enabling us to assist more clients, as well as to creating an atmosphere in which the immigrant and non-immigrant communities of northern Virginia can engage in meaningful interaction. We partner with law firms whose lawyers handle cases pro bono. Pro bono and retired attorneys, volunteer translators and interpreters, law school and undergraduate students, and many other types of volunteers work alongside staff to carry out the mission of Just Neighbors.
The need for Just Neighbors’ services among the ever-growing immigrant population in northern Virginia has never been greater. Most often, our clients are referred to us from shelters, churches, school systems, police departments, former clients, and other nonprofit organizations. In helping to provide nearly free immigration legal services to those who need it most, Just Neighbors offers help and hope to immigrants who seek to be contributing members of society.