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Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) is a faith-driven ministry, welcoming immigrants into our churches and communities by providing free, high-quality immigration legal services, education and advocacy.

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What We Do

  • Family Petitions
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Naturalization
  • Asylum Applications
  • Representation in Immigration Court
  • Religious Worker Visas
  • Self-Petition under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • U Visas for Victims of Crime
  • T Visas for Victims of Trafficking
  • Temporary Protective Status
  • NACARA
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Advice and Counsel

Our services provided regardless of race or religion.


Information on ICE and relevant websites:

ICE Detention – Finding your family member:

If you believe that a loved one is being detained by Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE), you can call the ICE detention facilities where you think
he or she is being held.  A list of detention facilities is listed on ICE’s
website at: http://www.ice.gov/pi/dro/facilities.htm.  If you are certain
that your loved one is being detained, but ICE does not have your love one’s
information, you can try calling the US Marshall’s office nearest the
detention facility.  Sometimes the US Marshalls will restrict ICE’s ability
to give information about the detainee’s identity if the detainee will
testify for the US government in a federal case (e.g., against a smuggler).
A list of US Marshall district offices is listed at:
http://www.usmarshals.gov/contacts/districts.html.

ICE Detention –  Getting a Family Member released on bond:

If your loved one has been detained, he or she may ask an immigration judge
to order his or her release under bond while his or her case is pending.  A
bond is an amount of money paid to the Department of Homeland Security to
guarantee that the detainee will appear in court for all of his or her
hearings and obey the immigration judge’s order.  If your loved one attends
all of his or her hearings, and obeys the judge’s order, then the money will
be returned to the person who paid the bond at the end of the proceedings
(regardless of whether he or she wins or loses).  If your loved one does not
appear in court, the money will not be returned and he or she may be ordered
removed or deported by the immigration judge.  A judge cannot order a loved
one’s release or set a bond if he or she was detained while entering the
United States or if he or she has been convicted of serious crimes (although
some exceptions apply).  Consult an attorney to discuss whether your loved
one is eligible for a bond.  The immigration judge will consider two factors
when deciding whether to grant, reduce or increase a bond: 1) Whether your
loved one will be a danger to the community and 2) Whether your loved one
will be a flight risk if released.

Data compiled from various sources, including the National Immigrant Justice
Center, www.immigrantjustice.org.