Clients

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.

JFON accepts new clients through monthly clinic format with a pre-scheduled appointment.  To have your case considered for clinic, please complete this form:

JFON application

Upcoming Clinic Dates are posted on home page


What We Do

Our services provided regardless of race or religion.  Snapshot of Current Caseload:

 

Oct 2014 client pie chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Protect Yourself – Finding Qualified Advisory and Reporting Fraud

A new initiative by USCIS  – “The Wrong Help Can Hurt” is attempting to get qualified help and stop those exploiting immigrants.  For more information:  Wrong Help Hurts

Questions about college if you are undocumented?   click here

Know Your Rights

For information regarding your rights from raid to hearing     click here

Need Support?

1100 Granville AVE SW- at THE COOK LIBRARY

Dates: 3rd TUESDAY of the month

Time:  5-7 pm

The group is open to both men and women who are experiencing loss of a spouse or other family member separated by current immigration laws or recent enforcement actions.  Childcare available.

Call (616) 430-5751 for information.

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Information on contacting ICE:

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.