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Immigration Rights FAQ

How do I make an appointment with a lawyer?

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

Does Latino Memphis have real immigration attorneys?

Yes, Latino Memphis has immigration attorneys with law degrees who are licensed to represent clients before the Memphis Immigration Court and before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Get to know the attorneys at Latino Memphis!

How much does it cost to see a lawyer?

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

Why are Latino Memphis immigration attorneys so affordable when in other places they charge so much more?

Latino Memphis is a non-profit entity, our mission is to serve the Latino community in the areas of health, education, and justice. It is because of private and national funding that we are able to offer such needed service at low cost to the community.

I am undocumented, can Latino Memphis help me with my immigration case?

Yes, Latino Memphis can consult with you in reference to your immigration case to assess if our attorneys can help you or if we need to refer you to one of our partner organizations.

I don’t have DACA, but I think I qualify, can I apply?

If you ever had DACA, you can renew. If you have never had DACA, the government is not currently accepting new applications. The Immigrant Rights Defense Center at Latino Memphis can help you with your DACA renewal application. You will need to bring your initial application if you have it, (if your DACA expired more than 12 months ago, you must include all the information and evidence that you submitted with your initial application) your current work authorization card, your social security card, and a money order for the filing fee of $495.00.

To apply for your DACA renewal please make an appointment with Immigrant Rights Defense Center, call or text 901.410.0195 or send an email to derechos@latinomemphis.org.

How do I renew DACA?

The Immigrant Rights Defense Center at Latino Memphis can help you with your DACA renewal application. You will need to bring your initial application if you have it, (if your DACA expired more than 12 months ago, you must include all the information and evidence that you submitted with your initial application) your current work authorization card, your social security card, and a money order for the filing fee of $495.00.

To apply for your DACA renewal please make an appointment with Immigrant Rights Defense Center, call or text 901.410.0195 or send an email to derechos@latinomemphis.org.

My loved one has been detained by I.C.E, what should I do?

Please contact The Immigrant Rights Defense Center at Latino Memphis, call or text 901.410.0195 or send an email to derechos@latinomemphis.org to make an appointment as soon as possible.

What happens after a person is detained by I.C.E?

We can provide you with a general understanding of what takes place when a person has been detained by I.C.E. However, some cases can vary. Learn more…

I want to go back to Mexico, how can I plan my return?

Given the recent migration policies, prevention is the best option. You can find alternatives that Mexicans have to preserve, protect and, if necessary, transfer money and assets to their community of origin. This is part of a new initiative "Better be prepared" by the Mexican Consulate.

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I want a divorce, can Latino Memphis attorneys help me?

Latino Memphis doesn’t take divorce cases, however, we provide resources about other organizations that have attorneys in the staff that can help you. See a full list of legal resources. 

I got a traffic ticket, can Latino Memphis attorneys help me?

Latino Memphis doesn’t take traffic ticket cases, however, we provide resources about other organizations that have attorneys in the staff that can help you. See a full list of legal resources. 

My employer is discriminating against me, what should I do?

Latino Memphis doesn’t take these type of cases, please review our list of additional legal resources to find an organization that may be able to assist you. See a full list of legal resources. 

My visa has expired, what can I do?

You should consult with an attorney about your options. If your visa is not employment-based, Latino Memphis Immigrants Rights Defense Center may be able to help. Please attend the New Client Intake Sessions which take place every Wednesday and have a cost of $20. The appointment is meant to be a short screening to determine whether the attorney can potentially help you. Please call or text 901.410.0195 or send an email to derechos@latinomemphis.org to make an appointment.

I have received a deportation order, is there anything I can do to avoid being deported?

Make an appointment with Latino Memphis Immigrants Rights Defense Center and we'll see if you have any options. Please call or text 901.410.0195 or send an email to derechos@latinomemphis.org.