The following is a press release from the offices of Councilman David Greenfield:
Councilman David G. Greenfield has once again partnered with City University of New York (CUNY) to bring free, high quality immigration law services directly to residents of Boro Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst twice a month through CUNY’s Citizenship Now! program. A professional attorney is now available at Councilman Greenfield’s district office on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month during business hours, so anyone who needs legal assistance with any immigration-related issues should schedule an appointment. The attorney will be available to provide help with issues including naturalization, relative petitions, adjustment of status, consular processing, certificates of citizenship, replacement of lost or damaged documents, visa lottery entries, fee waiver applications and consultations on other immigration-related issues.
“I know that dealing with legal issues can be very stressful and expensive. That’s why I have once again brought the outstanding CUNY legal assistance program back to the district and directly to my constituents. I am very proud to already have helped connect dozens of residents with free legal help, and will continue to work with great organizations like CUNY to continue this effort. Anyone who needs help with any immigration-related issue should immediately contact my office to make an appointment,” said Councilman Greenfield.
The partnership with CUNY is part of Councilman Greenfield’s continuing efforts to provide residents of the 44th District with free legal assistance. He also brought the New York Legal Assistance Group to his district office for the second time, connecting nearly a dozen local residents directly with help regarding legal issues concerning government programs right here in the community. In addition, he previously provided immigration-related legal services in partnership with CUNY and decided to bring this service back to the district this year based on its popularity and the number of constituents who need help with legal issues. Providing residents with access to free or low-cost legal help is especially important to Councilman Greenfield because the area of Brooklyn that he represents is home to many individuals who were born abroad or have family in other countries.
Meetings with the CUNY immigration attorney are by appointment only and take place during business hours on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month through June. Anyone who needs legal assistance is urged to contact Councilman Greenfield’s office at (718) 853-2704 to schedule a confidential meeting with the attorney.