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Liberty Defense Project

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

The New York State Office for New Americans was created by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2013 to welcome immigrants and to help them in achieving their American Dream. 

The Office and its network of providers assist New Americans in navigating the naturalization process, starting and growing businesses, learning English, and becoming part of New York’s diverse cultural fabric.

ONA also administers Governor Cuomo’s Liberty Defense Project, the nation’s first state-led initiative to assist immigrants - regardless of status - in obtaining free access to legal services.

NEW AMERICANS HOTLINE
1-800-566-7636
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

The first-in-the-nation, state-led public-private project to assist immigrants, regardless of status, in obtaining access to legal services and process.

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