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Luminus Network for New Americans

  • Location:
    5999 Harpers Farm Rd
    Suite E-200
    Columbia, MD 21044
  • Phone:
    (410) 992-1923
  • Fax:
    (410) 730-0113
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

The Foreign-born Information and Referral Network, Inc. (FIRN) is a nonprofit organization that empowers immigrants, refugees, asylees, and other foreign-born individuals by helping them access community resources and opportunities.

Counties served: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, 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)
Non-legal services: Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Employment services, Health services, Housing referrals, Language services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Korean, Russian, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 1
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 2
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 0

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Advocates Network

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Victoria Villator
(410) 992-1923
Executive Director:
Mike Mitchell
(410) 992-1923
Last contact date: January 31, 2018
Administrator comments: 1/11/13: tickler 12/6/13: updated phone 1/14/14: further updated by Jesmin Saikh 1/30/14: add. updates 2/2/15: tickler 6/22/16: tickler 31 Jan 2018: tickler
IAN Members? No
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