Legal Services

New Jersey's Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative (DDDI)
The Office of New Americans works in partnership with Legal Services Providers including New Jersey Legal Services, American Friends Service Committee, Rutgers Law School, and Seton Hall Law School to provide free and expert legal counsel and representation to individuals with low incomes who are at risk and vulnerable to deportations or are facing deportation/removal proceedings in New Jersey and do not have access to legal counsel.

COVID Relief

The Excluded New Jerseyans Fund
The Excluded New Jerseyans Fund will provide a one-time, direct cash benefit to eligible households who have suffered an economic hardship due to COVID-19 and were excluded from both the federal stimulus checks and COVID related unemployment assistance -- including undocumented individuals, residents in re-entry programs, and any other individuals otherwise excluded.

Eligible households will receive a benefit of up to $1,000 per eligible individuals and a max of $2,000 per household. Individuals with incomes up to $55,000 a year with documented hardship or lost income due to COVID-19 can apply for assistance.