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Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbors (ARJFON) welcomes immigrants into our communities by providing free, high-quality immigration legal services, education, and advocacy.

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IRS EIN: 46-2866798
Phone Number: 512-645-7200
Address: 2105 Parker Lane
Austin, TX 78741
As we have seen over the last year, immigrants of all kinds face increasing uncertainty about their legal status or prospects to petition for legal status of any kind. Having dependable representation is one of the strategies to alleviate this uncertainty. To respond to community needs ARJFON provides Austin, Georgetown, and Smithville with free bilingual

-Immigration Legal Counsel
-Immigration Legal Representation
-Know Your Rights presentations (to help immigrants understand their rights under the law.)

Our primary focus is family-based and humanitarian immigration law, thus the majority of our clients are children. We concentrate on helping minors who have a pathway to legal residence through providing no-cost or affordable legal advisement at our monthly clinics. Without legal status, immigrants do not have access to our formal labor market, education or graduating from cycles of poverty. Ensuring legal status ensures a healthy well-being and a healthy community.

Impact Statement

ARJFON provides Austin, Georgetown, and Smithville with free

-Immigration Legal Counsel
-Immigration Legal Representation
-Know Your Rights presentations

In the past year, we have completed 84 Counsel and Advise cases through 12 immigration legal clinics consisting of 7 clinics in Austin, 2 clinics in Georgetown and 3 clinics in Smithville. Of these 84, 30 of these led from brief service (research) all the way to naturalization or legal status. As of January 1, 2017 we have 166 active cases consisting of various case types such as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Asylum and Refugee status.

In 2017, ARJFON started over 250 cases--everything from a simply inquiry into possibilities for legal status to defending clients in deportation hearings. 133 cases were brought to completion. In addition, we hired as our legal director, highly respected immigration lawyer Virginia Raymond who brings years of experience in immigration law.

In addition, our team assisted in multiple Know Your Rights presentations to help immigrants understand their rights under the law and collaborated with local organizations to help people understand the immigration process, myths, and realities.

Needs Statement

Often immigrants cannot seek help in preparing immigration documents because of the cost. An immigration lawyer can cost anywhere from $100-$300 an hour. We are committed to no-cost or affordable services, based on a client's ability to contribute.

$20 can sponsor a legal consultation for a child who would otherwise not have representation.

$50 helps us to provide resources for groups seeking to learn the truth about our immigration system.

$130 can provide a detailed immigration record search.

$500 supports a DACA client.

$2000 can provide legal assistance in seeking permanent status for a domestic violence or trafficked victim.

Everything helps to provide honest resources within the immigrant community and hope for those who may have thought that their pathway to documentation was out of reach.

"We really appreciate the sacrifice of time, money, energy and love showed us by JFON .My family will forever be indebted to JFON for your kindness and hard work. May GOD Almighty bless and expand your territories."
-- Ana*
"When I wanted to become a US citizen, I went to the JFON offices and found them to be very effective. Julie Flanders is a highly skilled person who guided me to accomplish this goal. She even accompanied me during the oral exam part."
"Words cannot explain how we are feeling now.We thank God for this visionary work and all who are supporting JFON in diverse ways to help immigrants. I remember the first time I met with you, the warm reception and credentials in the office gave me so much confident that, a crown of success will be ours at the end."

*All names are changed for legal privacy.