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Arkansas Immigrant Defense

  • Location:
    4024 Wagon Wheel Road
    Springdale, AR 72762
  • Phone:
    (479) 276-3180
  • Fax:
    (479) 927-2979
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

Arkansas Immigrant Defense is a nonprofit law firm serving immigrants and refugees through the practice of immigration law. We also advance justice through advocacy and published reports on situations that hurt LGBTQI+ people, black and brown people, indigent people of all colors, and other vulnerable populations. El Defense de Inmigrantes de Arkansas trabaja para servir inmigrantes y refugiados a través del bufete de ley de inmigración. Nosotros también trabajamos para que la justicia avance a través de reportes y apoyo de gente gay, lesbiana, bisexual, transgénero, gente que tienen piel de color más oscura, gente viviendo con pobreza, y otras personas vulnerables.

State served: Arkansas

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Family & Juvenile
Non-legal services: Housing referrals, 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: Domestic Violence Victims, 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: Sliding scale for adults, services for minors are free

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 3
Is organization BIA recognized? No
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 2
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 5

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Kids In Need of Defense


Volunteer Coordinator
Michel Rangel
(479) 220-3315
Other Information Pro bono opportunities are for guardianships for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status applicants.