Immigration Screenings at John Jay

Denise Vivar ( Immigrant Student Success Center, Specialist), arranges immigration screenings on and off-campus for students and families. Please contact her at,, if you’re interested.

Other Legal Resources

If you have immigration-related questions, there are resources available at John Jay, CUNY, and from many nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost, high-quality, and confidential immigration law services.* Below is a list of some resources that are available to assist you.

CUNY Citizenship Now provides free, high-quality, and confidential immigration law services for CUNY students and other New Yorkers.

NYU School of Law Teach-In and Know Your Rights Presentations
A deeply informative series of presentations ensuring that you know your rights in the event of a raid, detention and deportation proceedings, or police encounter. It also includes ways to prepare for the new presidential administration if you have a criminal record, have DACA, are undocumented, and more.

Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services
Catholic Charities provides legal consultations, representation and assistance to documented and undocumented newcomers of all nationalities, ethnicities and religions. All matters are treated professionally and confidentially.

United We Dream
United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, organizes and advocates on behalf of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.

Immigrant Defense Project 
IDP’s services include legal advice, impact litigation, legal training, post-conviction relief, Padilla support center, defender support, advocacy, and community defense. For free legal helpline call 212-725-6422.

New York Immigration Coalition 
The New York Immigration Coalition organizes and advocates on behalf of immigrants.

To Report Hate Crimes

Governor Cuomo's Hate Crimes Reporting Hotline: 1-888-392-3644
New York City’s Hate Crimes Task Force: 1-646-610-5267

*Please beware of fraudulent and deceptive practices by persons posing to be lawyers, such as those claiming to be “notarios.” When in doubt about a person or organization's legitimacy, check with a knowledgeable and reputable source, such as one above, before you proceed.