50 clients served
16 work permits received
3 clients granted lawful status
The current legal system oppresses and excludes low-income communities of color.
There is no free public defender system in immigration court.
Civil legal services often leave out undocumented immigrants.
We provide free representation in immigration matters to non-detained, low-income immigrants living in Maricopa County or with cases before the Phoenix Immigration Court.
Adjustment of status to obtain residency through family members
Asylum for people whose lives are at risk in their home country
Cancellation of removal
For permanent residents at risk of losing their residency
For undocumented immigrants with at least ten years residence in the U.S. and a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse, parent, or child
Motion to terminate or suppress to challenge whether a criminal conviction or traffic stop makes an immigrant subject to deportation
Motion to reopen to get rid of an old deportation order
Request for prosecutorial discretion to ask ICE to close your immigration case because the immigrant does not fall into one of their priority categories
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) cancellation for spouses, parents, or children of abusive U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents
Appeals of incorrect and unjust decisions to the Board of Immigration Appeals
Visas for survivors of trafficking (T visa) and survivors of crime (U visa)
Temporary Protected Status for individuals from certain countries e.g. Afghanistan, Haiti, etc.
VAWA for spouses, parents, or children of abusive U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents
Appeals of incorrect and unjust decisions
Mexico, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Iran, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jamaica, Honduras, Vietnam, Venezuela, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador
Below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines
Previously detained in immigration custody
Currently in removal proceedings
Homeless or facing serious housing insecurity
Diagnosed with mental health conditions
Torture at the hands of foreign governments
Start by completing our intake questionnaire. When intake is open, this form will be available on our website. Right now, intake is closed.
If you meet our priorities, we will invite you for a consultation. If you don’t meet our priorities, we’ll still notify you and try to connect you with free legal guides and/or other organizations that provide free/low bono services.
We’ll schedule a one hour, in-person consultation with an attorney. Bring all documents related to your case to the meeting. We’ll go over your background and immigration history, review documents, discuss your goals, give you an honest opinion on your legal options, and answer any questions you have. At the end of consultation, we’ll let you know if PLAN can take on your case. If PLAN cannot take your case, we’ll provide you with free legal guides and/or information about other free/low bono services.
If PLAN takes on your case, you will sign an agreement for free legal services and receive contact information for your attorney. We’ll create and review a timeline and work plan for working together as a team. We’ll discuss your responsibilities and PLAN’s responsibilities to reach your goals. All meetings will take place in your preferred language.
Over the course of your case, whether it be months or years, PLAN will work with you to:
File necessary applications
Collect and translate evidence
Identify and build legal arguments
Find expert witnesses as needed
Develop your testimony for the judge or immigration agency
Check in on progress and any changes to the shared timeline and work plan
Each year, PLAN solicits anonymous feedback from all our clients on how we’re doing. This is a chance for you to share information about your experience so that we can better serve you and others in the future.
Unfortunately, we are not taking on new cases right now. Follow us on social media @planphoenix to learn when we reopen intake.
Empowering immigrants to be their own advocates
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If you or someone you love needs help, start your journey in our knowledge center. You’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about immigration law and valuable resources to help you pursue immigrant justice.