Mercy Center is an Opportunity Center for the Office for New Americans.
We offer free assistance with
Naturalization Applications (Becoming a citizen)
DACA Applications (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Hover over for DACA requirements.
Green Card renewals
Mercy Center offers legal assistance in immigration matters and documentation issues through our partnership with CUNY CitizenshipNOW. Special events offer information and advocacy around issues of immigrants' rights, access to health care, workplace concerns, etc.
Mercy Center also partners with the Immigrant Protection Unit of the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide legal representation to our participants in immigration proceedings.
A green card, known officially as a permanent resident card, is an identity document which shows that a person has permanent residency in the United States. Green card holders are formally known as lawful permanent residents.(Source, Wikipedia, 2021)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a United States immigration policy that allows some individuals with unlawful presence in the United States after being brought to the country as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S. (Source, Wikipedia, 2021)
Becoming a citizen
Naturalization is the process to become a U.S. citizen if you were born outside of the United States. If you meet certain requirements, you may become a U.S. citizen either at birth or after birth. (Source, USCS.gov, 2021)
For any questions, please email kperez(@)mercycenterbronx.org, chat with our WhatsApp staff member or call: (718) 993-2789