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Legal Services of Eastern Missouri - Immigration Law Project (St. Louis Office)

  • Location:
    4232 Forest Park Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63108
  • Phone:
  • Toll-free:
  • Fax:
    (314) 534-7307
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. (LSEM) has provided high-quality civil legal assistance and equal access to justice for low-income people in 21 counties in Eastern Missouri for over 50 years. Our immigration law program has extensive experience assisting immigrant crime victims with securing T and U non-immigrant status, and VAWA Self-Petitions. We also have vast experience helping refugees and asylees with securing adjustment of status, work authorizations, and becoming naturalized U.S. citizens, thus aiding new Americans to achieve long term solutions that allow them to live healthy stable lives.

Counties served: Adair, Clark, Franklin, Jefferson, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Saint Charles, Saint Louis, Saint Louis City, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Warren, Washington
Detention Facilities Served: Lincoln County Detention Center (MO), Montgomery County Jail (MO), Scott County Jail (MO)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Veterans
Non-legal services: Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Drop-ins on Monday and Wednesday. Services are subject to LSC funding restrictions. In some very limited cases, we are able to assist with DACA/DAPA applications, where the applicant or her child has been the victim of domestic violence, battery, extreme cruelty, sexual assault, human trafficking, or other U-Visa crime. We can also assist DACA/DAPA applicants who have a pending or approved I-130 Relative Visa petition if the applicant is the spouse, parent, or child of a U.S. Citizen.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 1
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 3
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 0

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Asista, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Immigrant Legal Resource Center