Open

Mon - Thu
9 am - 4:30 pm
Fri
9 am - 3 pm

Immigration Legal Services

The Immigrant Rights Defense Center also known as Derechos represents clients in immigration court when they are in removal proceedings, file affirmative applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and also represent clients in consular processing.

Types of Cases We Represent

  • Representation in Removal Proceedings and before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Asylum and Withholding of Removal
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • DACA Renewal 
  • Petitions for Alien Relative
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions (SIJS)
  • U-Visa petitions for those who have been victims of crime
  • T-Visa petitions for those who have been victims of human trafficking
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petitions
  • Bond proceedings before the Immigration Court in Louisiana

Legal Services in Nashville

The Immigrant Rights Defense Center office in Nashville is the only immigration nonprofit in Middle Tennessee that represents clients before the Memphis Immigration Court, the majority of whom are children.

Amanda L. Dunavant is the Staff Attorney in Nashville. Please call or text 901.410.0195 to make an appointment in the Nashville office.

Appointments & Fees

We provide our services at a low cost. 

New Client Intake Wednesdays
Most people who wish to become clients of Derechos must attend a “New Client Intake.” These appointments occur on Wednesday mornings and afternoons only and have a cost of $20. The appointment is meant to be a short screening to determine whether the attorney can potentially represent you.

1st Mondays
On the first Monday of each month, we begin accepting new client appointments for that month only, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once the appointments are full for the month, you must wait until the next month to schedule an appointment.

How to make your appointment
To make an appointment with Immigrant Rights Defense Center, call or text 901.410.0195 or send an email to derechos@latinomemphis.org

Mexican Consulate Immigration Services

In the year 2000 the Program of Legal Assistance to Mexican Nationals through External Legal Advice in the United States of America PALE was created to answer to the increasing demand for legal advice and representation services by Mexican Nationals in the USA.

The Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Arkansas has contracted with Latino Memphis' Derechos legal clinic under the PALE program to offer immigration legal services to pre-approved Mexican Nationals who live in our immediate service area. If you are in need of immigration relief and would like to apply for funding, contact Latino Memphis or reach out directly to the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock. 

The Mexican Consulate is located at 3500 South University Ave, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204. Call 501.372.6933 Ext: 221 or e-mail conlrock@sre.gob.mx.