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Migrant Center / Immigration

Our Vision

Inspired by the Franciscan tradition of ministering to people who are alienated, displaced, or persecuted, the “pilgrims and strangers” in our midst, The Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi welcomes immigrants/migrants of various ethnic backgrounds regardless of political or religious affiliation.

Our Services

• Immigration Assistance – assisting immigrants/migrants with their legal needs

• Advocacy and Network Building – aimed at protecting and promoting the rights and welfare of immigrants through campaigns on issues pertinent to the life of immigrants, visits to Immigration Detention Center, etc., in collaboration with other immigrant/migrant organizations and institutions

• Education and Formation – aimed at raising public awareness and providing opportunities for involvement in initiatives that promote and protect the rights of immigrants/migrants in collaboration with other organizations and institutions.

How Can You Help?

• If you are an immigration lawyer or a lawyer of any field of practice or paralegal or legal representative, you can provide pro-bono legal services, especially for difficult cases or you can provide free legal consultation on site.

• Volunteer on a weekly basis as an intake coordinator.

• Be a translator from your native tongue to English, during intakes or translating documents.

• Participate in advocacy campaigns, volunteer to visit detainees.

• Promote awareness of the center by mentioning it to your friends and/or inviting your friends to participate/volunteer at the center.

• Make a tax-deductible financial contribution that will enable the Migrant Center to serve our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

For more information or for immigration assistance or to volunteer, please contact Fr. Julian Jagudilla, O.F.M. at 212-736-8500 ext. 377 or at


The Migrant Center joins the Medical Missions

  • Click here for information about the medical mission:
  • Guatemala International Medical Mission
  • PHILIPPINE Medical and Solidarity Mission
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    Click HERE to donate toward either the Guatemala
    or Philippine Medical Mission


    The Migrant Center supports the FAITH PLATFORM


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