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Esperanza Immigration Legal Services

  • Location:
    4261 N. 5th St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
  • Phone:
    (215) 324-0746
  • Fax:
    (215) 324-­2542
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Phone calls, EILS receives new clients every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am-12:30pm both in person and over the phone.
  • Appointments accepted:

The mission of Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (EILS) is to provide community education, advocacy and direct legal services to immigrants and their families so that they may participate in and benefit fully from American society. EILS first began as a program of Esperanza, a comprehensive community development corporation based in North Philadelphia in 2009. Located in the heart of a low-income Latino neighborhood, EILS offers convenient and culturally accessible services to the Latino community. EILS serves all immigrants in the Greater Philadelphia area regardless of national origin, but has a unique history of working with the Hispanic community.

Counties served: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Citizenship / Civics classes, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Call for intake information.

Staffing Information

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

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Advocates Network


Volunteer Coordinator
Alexis Duecker
(215) 324-0746