Pleasant Mound/Urban Park UMC
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Justice for our Neighbors
Free Immigration Legal Services
There’s a Justice for Our Neighbors clinic right here in your area. It’s one of a nationwide network of church-led clinics. As an immigrant or asylum seeker here in the US, you may not be aware of your rights. You may need documents required to assure your continuing residency. Or it’s a challenge to interpret the rules governing your life here...reuniting your family...securing immigration status...enjoying the right to work.
United Methodist Committee on Relief wants to helpAt our legal clinic Justice for Our Neighbors you can receive a free consultation if you qualify. You’ll get honest answers about your situation. You may qualify for other free legal services related to immigration. Qualifications may vary by locale. Justice for Our Neighbors is a clinic staffed with licensed attorneys. Most clinics meet at least once a month. It’s our way of saying welcome to you.
Contact UsJustice for Our Neighbors is here to help you secure your rights as an immigrant or asylum seeker. Call your local clinic to make an appointment.
Pleasant Mound/Urban Park United Methodist Church
8301 Bruton Rd.
Dallas, TX 75217
Just, Compassionate AdvocacyThe attorneys—both volunteer and paid—are selected for their commitment to immigration services. Then they’re specially trained and resourced by UMCOR’s national office. Our attorneys can help you review your immigration status. They help you prepare your application packages and represent you at your immigration interview or before the immigration court. Both attorneys and volunteers at our clinics advocate for just and compassionate immigration laws and public policy. They network with other advocacy groups where possible. And they provide legal advice and support for immigrants and asylum seekers.
What It Means to Us to Be a NeighborWelcoming sojourners is a response to our belief that God intended us to be one another’s neighbors. Our doing so becomes a sign of our faithfulness. In the words of the 1986 United Methodist Bishops’ Statement on Undocumented Migration,"God comes to us in the form of the vulnerable person who lacks the benefit of status and protection in an alien land. In the flesh of Jesus Christ of Nazareth God chose to sojourn in a particular way for the sake of all humankind…and restored the possibility of authentic community in which love and justice reign and peace prevails.”
Fast FactsJustice For Our Neighbors, established by the United Methodist Church in 1999, helps people from all over the world. Our services are available to all without regard to race, gender, or religion. We give clients thorough and impartial advice for immigration interviews, assistance to detainees, and representation in immigration court. We do not accept employment-based immigration cases. Since its founding the network has expanded to include congregations of many faiths; ecumenical and interfaith partners; and local communities. Clinics are located in 22 cities across the US. UMCOR is the humanitarian aid and development agency of the United Methodist Church.
Confidential and SafeThe information you provide us is completely private and confidential. It will never be shared with anyone without your permission.