We are committed to supporting our communities as needed and as possible

With the support of mission driven volunteers and pro-bono attorneys, all FLIC services are offered FREE of charge. Use the links below to learn more about our legal screening services, educational programs, and resources available to our community.

We provide free assistance to Legal Permanent Residents to complete their citizenship applications, including eligibility for fee waivers and reduced fees if they qualify

Become a Citizen

Becoming a citizen of the United States is a meaningful and achievable step, and it has benefits for all. As more immigrants become naturalized citizens, we can strengthen our collective voice and ensure that everyone’s vote is counted. Consider becoming a New American in Florida and play an active role in shaping the future of your new home.

Can’t make it out to an event? No problem! We provide free virtual assistance to individuals who would like to apply for citizenship but are unable to attend our in-person events. You can begin the application process at our Citizenshipworks portal at your own pace and request legal assistance once it is completed; or come to our scheduled virtual events for help.

Register for our upcoming FREE Citizenship Drive by clicking on the Events" tab or text or call our hotline to learn more.

Safeguard your rights with our FREE TPS clinics!

Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Don’t miss the chance to safeguard your rights and take control of your destiny with our FREE TPS clinics! Participate in our sessions to receive assistance with registering or re-registering for TPS, according to your country’s designation. Embrace the path to a more secure and promising future.

Requirements

  • Be a national of a country designated for TPS, or a person without nationality who last habitually resided in the designated country; 
  • File during the open initial registration or re-registration period, or you meet the requirements for late initial filing during any extension of your country’s TPS designation 
  • Have been continuously physically present (CPP) in the United States since the effective date of the most recent designation date of your country; and 
  • Have been continuously residing (CR) in the United States since the date specified for your country. 

Check out our upcoming FREE TPS clinics or call our FREE Hotline to learn more

Know your Rights. Protect yourself. Protect your community.

Know your rights

Call the FLIC Hotline: 1-888-600-5762

The adage “knowledge is power” is certainly true when it comes to protecting your rights. first and most importantly, Know Your Rights, and be aware that regardless of your immigration status, you have constitutional rights.

We also offer Know Your Rights (KYR) info sessions. These sessions are designed to provide comprehensive and practical insights about your constitutional rights, regardless of your immigration status. If you believe that your community could benefit from one of these information sessions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are committed to ensuring that everyone is informed and protected.

Detention Defense

Protecting our Communities from Deportation

We get many requests for legal assistance to support immigrants who are detained in Krome, Broward Transitional Center or the Glades County Jail. Remember, we are not lawyers and cannot provide direct legal assistance. However, if you text or call our Hotline at 1-888-600-5762, our team will provide referrals as needed.

The FLICopedia connects you with resources, legal assistance, and provides more information about your rights. The ACLU also has an extensive library of “Know Your Rights” materials to help Floridians understand their rights and react effectively when their rights are under threat.

Family member or friend has been arrested

Since 2014, all Florida graduates, including students without a regulated immigration status, are eligible to pay in-state tuition at local colleges and universities.

Go to college

We understand that financial barriers still exist, as many of our neighbors cannot access financial aid FAFSA. However, immigrant students can (and are encouraged to) seek support from private scholarships. There are thousands of private scholarships out there that you can apply for.

We also know that being in the community is crucial as we continue to fight to expand immigrant rights. If you wish to get involved and join one of our Youth member groups, please contact our 1-888-600-5762 Hotline for more information.

Obtain or renew your Employment Authorization Document

Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

Filing Form I-765 with USCIS is the first step toward obtaining or renewing your EAD. Given recent changes, individuals with certain immigration statuses or pending cases now have an automatic work permit extension for up to 540 days, providing valuable additional time and peace of mind. If you or someone you know needs to apply for or renew an EAD, our services offer a helping hand. With complex forms, changing regulations, and new fee structures that took effect on April 1, 2024, navigating the application process can be challenging. However, you don’t have to do it alone. We provide free services to assist you with your EAD application, ensuring you have the correct documents, complete your application accurately, and adhere to the updated procedures and timelines.

Check out our upcoming EAD clinics, call or text our FREE Hotline to learn more.

We strengthen our democracy by helping eligible immigrants with naturalization and subsequent voter registration.

New American Voters

Through our ‘New American Voters’ program, we help Legal Permanent Residents to become engaged U.S. citizens and active voters. Our initiative also helps communities by offering training and support to organize their own citizenship clinics. After achieving citizenship, we continue to assist by educating and registering the new Americans to vote, ensuring their voices are heard. Become a citizen, become a voter, and make a difference!

Resources for Immigrants

At FLIC, we are excited to be able to share important resources, that can sometimes be life-saving, with our communities.