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 four church-based clinics:
- Chinatown, Manhattan: Chinese United Methodist Church, founded in 1999
- Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn: John Wesley United Methodist Church, founded in 1999
- Flushing, Queens: La Promesa Mission, founded in 2000.
- Long Island: Hicksville United Methodist Church, founded in 2014.
Justice for Our Neighbors 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.