Immigration Law & Justice New York

Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) is now:

Immigration Law & Justice New York

Started in 1999 by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) is a national network of church-based, volunteer-supported immigration law clinics that provide free legal advice and representation to vulnerable, low-income immigrants. 

The New York area site was one of the first JFON sites started in the nation. We currently serve clients in the New York metropolitan area at three church-based clinics: Chinese United Methodist Church in Chinatown, Manhattan, founded in 1999; John Wesley United Methodist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, founded in 1999; and La Promesa Mission in Flushing, Queens, founded in 2000.

In July 2023, JFON became Immigration Law & Justice New York, a ministry that still lives into to its original Mission: Immigration Law & Justice New York is a ministry of hospitality that welcomes immigrants by providing free, high-quality immigration legal services, engaging in advocacy for immigrants’ rights, and offering education to communities of faith and the public.

A number of factors went into the decision to rebrand.  First and foremost, Immigration Law & Justice New York better reflects what they do as an organization.  The National network rebranded with the name and logo as well.  The Board unanimously agreed that the tagline--- A United Methodist Immigration Ministry-- reflects their roots and history as a ministry of The United Methodist Church.  

Visit the Immigration Law & Justice for Our Neighbors Web Site



Gala awardees are Rev. Dr. Marjorie Nunes (Receiving the Founder's Award) and Kate Boyd (Receiving the Helen Shum/Lilia Fernandez Volunteer Award).