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African Law Center (Washington DC Office)

  • Location:
    3509 Connecticut Ave, NW #1032
    Washington, DC 20008
  • Phone:
    (202) 643-0079
  • Fax:
    (206) 338-3324
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

African Law Center’s mission is to defend the rights of African refugees and immigrants within countries where they seek refuge and opportunities. We achieve our mission by providing culturally appropriate and linguistically accessible services through direct legal aid, community legal empowerment, case management, strategic litigation, and policy advocacy.

Counties served: District of Columbia
Detention Facilities Served: Carroll County Detention Center (MD), Frederick County Detention Center (MD), Howard County Detention Center (MD), Worcester County Detention Center (MD)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Languages spoken: English, French, Pidgin
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Can serve clients throughout the state of Maryland and Washington, DC.

ciri partners

  • asian americans advancing justice
  • american immigration council
  • afl cio
  • american immigration council
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • the center for popular democracy
  • catholic immigration network
  • center for migration studies
  • fair immigration reform movement
  • farmworker justice
  • immigration advocates network
  • immigration legal resource center
  • naleo educational fund
  • national alliance of latin american and caribbean communities
  • national council of la raza
  • national day laborer organizing network
  • national immigrant justice center
  • national immigration law center
  • national immigration project
  • picon national network
  • picon national network
  • ufw foundation
  • unite here!
  • united we dream
  • women for common sense immigration reform
world relief