Legal Navigation Services

U.S. immigration law is a highly technical form of law. Successful asylum applicants must proactively participate in legal proceedings. AsylumWorks provides the following legal navigation services to support these newcomers.

Brief Legal Screenings

Newcomers identifying immigration legal needs can request a brief legal screening. Program staff work with clients to determine legal needs and identify appropriate action(s).

Know Your Rights Training

Program staff can provide basic legal education via individual meetings, seminars, online sessions, or small group workshops. Staff work with newcomers to understand the immigration legal process, legal terminology, and policy changes, among other needs, so that newcomers understand their rights and responsibilities as asylum seekers.

Referrals To Low-Cost And Pro Bono Legal Representation

If a client needs an attorney, AsylumWorks can connect clients to a vetted network of free legal service providers and low-cost law firms. Please note that AsylumWorks does not provide in-house immigration legal services at this time.
“I felt so lost when I first came to the U.S. I didn’t know what to do or where to go for help. A friend told me about AsylumWorks and I was accepted as a client. I am surprised how much has changed since coming here. Now my legal case is going very smoothly and I worry less. I am so grateful to have found this organization.”
- Newcomer from Ethiopia

Contact Information

1718 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20009

Please note client services are by appointment only. To request an appointment, please complete the new client questionnaire here