Who Qualifies for Discounted-Fee or Pro Bono Services?
The Clinic uses a combination of factors and guidelines to determine whether someone is eligible for our services. The primary requirements are that the individuals (1) fall below the U.S. poverty threshold as set by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and (2) are currently engaged in removal proceedings in front of the Kansas City Immigration Court. Other qualifying considerations include U.S. military service and certain disabilities. Learn more about eligibility.
How Do Individuals Obtain Services?
Those currently in removal proceedings or their immediate families may contact The Clinic for an initial consult. Anyone who wishes to retain the Clinic’s services will be asked to complete appropriate forms and provide certain documentation so The Clinic can determine if they are eligible for for discounted fee or pro bono services. Once an individual is determined to meet the requirements, they will be notified about the next steps. However, The Clinic is unable to represent anyone who does not meet the requirements for our services.
Is The Clinic a Nonprofit?
Yes, The Clinic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We have a fully formed board of directors and operate with the highest degree of accountability and responsibility to our constituents and our mission.
Do You Serve Areas Outside of Kansas City?
Yes. We have clients who live all over Kansas and Missouri, and even some in southern Illinois. However, we can only represent folks whose removal case is pending in the Kansas City Immigration Court.
Who Does The Clinic Serve Statistically?
See statistical information about who we serve.
Do You Offer Other Programs or Services?
The Clinic’s legal services are limited to representation for removal proceedings. Beyond that, The Clinic also provides community outreach and education including speaker services.
How Can Others Get Involved?
The Clinic is financially supported by low fees paid by some Clinic clients. It is also sustained by generous donations and various fundraising programs. Your financial contributions directly support the workings of The Clinic and your donations in-kind are always appreciated.
Contributions of time and resources are always accepted and appreciated. This would include qualified legal counsel and related professional services.