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Ayuda (Fairfax Office)

  • Location:
    2701 Prosperity Avenue
    Suite 300
    Fairfax, VA 22031
  • Phone:
    (703) 444-7009
  • Fax:
    (703) 444-0038
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Ayuda offers direct legal services to immigrants for a wide variety of family or humanitarian-based immigration matters.

State served: Virginia

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)
Other areas of legal assistance: Family & Juvenile
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Housing referrals, Legislative advocacy (state or national), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Psychological or psychiatric services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Can serve clients throughout the state of Maryland and Washington, DC in our Washington, DC office.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 5
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 1
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 1
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 1

Additional Details

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


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Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Executive Director:
Paula Fitzgerald
(202) 387-4848
Types of contact/attempt: Email
Last contact date: June 19, 2018
Administrator comments: 9/21/11: update request, updated. 12/11/12: tickler 12/5/13: updated by Paula Fitzgerald 2/26/15: tickler 4/15/16: tickler 05 Feb 2018: tickler 6/19/18: updated via feedback
IAN Members? Yes
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