Liberty Defense Project
The New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) was created by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2012 to welcome immigrants and to help them in achieving their American Dream.
Through its statewide network of community-based providers, ONA assists all new Americans in accessing and navigating a variety of free services and supports their inclusion as an integral part of New York State’s diverse cultural fabric.
Answers to immigration & naturalization questions
Referrals to free legal help and programs
Information about nearby Opportunity Centers
Report fraud or scams against immigrant communities
Calls are confidential & anonymous
Monday-Friday 9AM to 8PM (ET)
Available Services for New Americans
Free legal assistance and representation to any immigrant, regardless of status, including those facing deportation.
Statewide network of neighborhood-based centers that provide services, resources, and support to New Americans.