Free legal clinic assists dozens of immigrants
Nearly 100 people from Brooklyn and Queens attended a clinic offering free legal assistance with their immigration status Saturday.
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and Catholic Migration Services organized the event.
Organizers say they have witnessed an increased interest in applicants ever since the presidential election and inauguration.
Jose Leon, of Catholic Migration Services, tells News 12 individuals must be over the age of 18 and have been permanent residents for three years if married to a U.S. citizen, five if not in order to utilize their services.
The process can be daunting to many seeking immigration status, as well as expensive.
To help alleviate those burdens, organizers say they offer the free clinic several times throughout the year.