Ung announces immigration assistance event in partnership with CUNY Citizenship Now and Flushing YMCA

Council Member Sandra Ung (l.) and CUNY Senior Paralegal Susan Chong announce details of an upcoming Immigration Assistance Event taking place on Friday, Dec. 16. (Photo courtesy of Ung’s office)

Councilwoman Sandra Ung in partnership with the CUNY Citizenship Now! Program and Flushing YMCA will host an Immigration Assistance Event on Friday, Dec. 16. 

The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Flushing YMCA, located at 138-46 Northern Blvd. Seats are limited. Interested residents must register in advance by Dec. 15. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for all attendees. 

“Residents in this district are always in need of advice when it comes to immigration matters, but too often my office hears from people who paid an individual to help them with their immigration issue, only to find later that they were scammed,” Ung said. “This event will be a reliable and trusted way to get legal help, and the best part is that it is completely free. I want to thank CUNY and YMCA for partnering with me to bring this service to the community.”

Six attorneys, six paralegals and three administrative staff from CUNY will offer free and confidential application assistance and consultations on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), fee waivers, and the renewal or replacement of green cards.

Translation services will be available in Mandarin, Korean and Spanish.

Attendees should bring all of the relevant paperwork pertaining to their case. If paperwork is missing, CUNY staff will complete an intake form and follow up with individuals on their particular cases at a later date.

“This is an excellent opportunity for residents in the Council Member’s district to get professional immigration advice at no cost,” said Susan Chong, a senior paralegal with the CUNY Citizenship Now! program. “Thanks to a partnership with the New York City Council, we plan to hold events similar to this every month in other districts throughout the five boroughs.”

Ung offers a variety of free legal services in her office on a rotating basis. If you cannot secure an appointment at the Dec. 16 event, Chong offers the same services every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ung’s district office, located at 135-27 38 Ave. Suite 388. For information, call (646) 664-9400 or email: citizenshipnowinfo@cuny.edu for an appointment.