Our Mission

Welcoming immigrants through legal services


The costs and complexities of the American immigration system make it very difficult to navigate without trusted, professional expertise. It is a much different and more complicated process than it was even a generation ago.

So why do people attempt to navigate this dangerous and confusing path? They’re pursuing the American Dream. Some are running from political oppression, ethnic cleansing, religious persecution, domestic violence, starvation or war. Others are trying to reunite with family, extend a visa to live her permanently, or get a job.

Regardless of why they are on the path, they need help.

Justice for Our Neighbors respects each person’s determined fight to achieve a better life. Through our extensive volunteer corps, we create a welcoming community that honors immigrants as fellow human beings. Those volunteers welcome them, and help connect them to the local community. Through our attorneys, we help immigrants understand their choices and navigate the complexities of the legal system. We provide the critical legal assistance that aspiring residents need but usually cannot afford or access. In this way, they can make the best possible decisions for their own welfare and that of their family.

Each year, Justice for Our Neighbors transforms the lives of thousands of low-income immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from around the world. This is our story.