Client Eligibility Requirements
The clinic accepts removal cases scheduled in the Arlington Immigration Court and affirmative asylum cases. It does not accept cases scheduled in the Baltimore Immigration Court. The clinic only accepts clients with the following types of cases:
- Asylum cases (filed in removal proceedings or with USCIS for Asylum Office Interviews)
- Deportation or removal proceedings in the Immigration Court at Arlington, Virginia, including cases involving cancellation of removal, TPS, criminal issues
Immigration Clinic Intake Schedule
The Immigration Clinic interviews potential clients through phone intake. Intake for Spring 2013 begins on January 22.
For more information, potential clients should call 202.994.7463 and ask for the Immigration Clinic.
Required Documentation and Information
Potential clients should be prepared to provide the following information over the phone:
- The date and place of next hearing
- The charge of removability/inadmissibility listed on their Notice to Appear
- The basic details of their case
Potential clients should be prepared to provide the following documents at an intake interview:
- Notice to Appear
- Notice of Hearing
- Relevant personal documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates
- Criminal documents, if relevant
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What costs do I have to pay if I am a client of the Immigration Clinic?
A: If you become a client of the immigration clinic, you do not have to pay attorneys fees. However, you are responsible for any filing fee or other costs that may incur during the course of your case.
Q: I am not fluent in English, how can I communicate with the Immigration Clinic?
A: The Immigration Clinic provides professional translators and interpreters at no cost to the client.
Q: Will the government of my home country know I spoke to the Immigration Clinic about my potential case for asylum?
A: No. The immigration clinic, and its attorneys, are prohibited from disclosing client information to anyone.
Q: Can other members of my family, or anyone else, sit in with me in my interviews with the attorneys at the Immigration Clinic?
A: No. Due to confidentiality reasons the only people allowed during client interviews are the client, his/her attorney, and an interpreter, if needed.
Q: I have already filled out applications for my case, and do not want the Immigration Clinic to represent me. Is it possible for the Immigration Clinic to just review my applications to make sure that they are correct?
A: No. We do not provide review services.