New Americans

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Liberty Defense Project

The first-in-the-nation, state-led public-private project to assist immigrants in accessing legal services.
New Americans
New York State Office for New Americans

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.

Legal Help

Answers to immigration & naturalization questions


Referrals to free legal help and programs


In Your Community

Information about nearby Opportunity Centers


Report fraud or scams against immigrant communities

200+ Languages

Calls are confidential & anonymous


Monday-Friday 9AM to 8PM (ET)

Available Services for New Americans

Funding Opportunities

Get Involved-Upcoming Events

For a full list of free community workshops, citizenship classes, Know Your Rights trainings, and legal consultations.