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Stopped by ICE: You Have Rights!

Stopped by Immigration: You Have Rights. Know Them. Use Them.

If you are stopped by Police Officers, Immigration Agents or other public authorities, you have rights. It does not matter if you entered the country by crossing the border in Mexico, if you are an overstay, green card holder or citizen. As long as you are within the borders of the United States, you have rights. Know them. Use them.

The first step is to call your immigration law and deportation defense attorneys at Figeroux & Associates. The Law Firm team has represented clients across the United States and has a 24/7 emergency line 855-768-8845. It does not matter what day or time it is — pulled over or stopped by Immigration Authorities, call Figeroux & Associates today. Below is a list of your rights and responsibilities... read more


The Immigrant’s Journal Legal & Educational Fund (IJLEF), Inc., through its founder, attorney Brian Figeroux, began its journey by assisting immigrants to the United States with their citizenship applications (deportation inoculation), free immigration consultations and free seminars on immigration issues throughout New York City in 1996. These free services were important, because of the anti-immigrant climate that was prevailing at that time as well as the passage of IRAIRA in Congress, a law curtailing the rights of immigrants in the U.S. Additionally, the anti-immigrant rhetoric espoused by various individuals and organizations that opposed the increased influx of Latinos and Blacks immigrating to the United States, then and now, did not help.

IJLEF, Inc., (The Journal), subsequently, had an official launch, on Saturday, December 19th, 1998 at New York City Technical College, Brooklyn, NY, with a immigration conference and cultural show, and the organization, eventually received its not-for-profit status on July 6, 2004.

Over the years, through necessity, the Journal, eventually introduced a membership program in 2007, where membership benefits in 2010, now includes, a free citizenship drive (deportation inoculation), free assistance with applications for tax ids, free consultations during our ICE radio shows, in Spanish and English, assistance to open bank accounts, free monthly immigration membership seminars at the Journal’s offices, free information flyers and publications on immigration issues and free legal consultations with Figeroux & Associates on any legal issues.


Continuing its commitment to the immigrant community, the Journal makes free immigration seminars at churches and other not-for profit organizations. Throughout our history, the philanthropism of Mr. Figeroux, other attorneys and volunteers, we have successfully helped many immigrants in New York City. For this, we say THANK YOU, to these kind volunteers.

Our Mission

The Immigrant's Journal Legal & Educational Fund, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1998, dedicated to the diverse immigrant groups that constitute the fabric of New York. Our purpose is to educate and empower the immigrant communities through the development and coordination of various plans of action on important issues that are crucial to educate the members of the community about the contributions that immigrants have made to the United States, economically and historically.

It is our duty to inform members of the immigrant community about the changes in immigration law, the educational system, health issues, voting rights, financial opportunities, home purchasing and other basic information. To legally assist and direct members of the community facing immigration and other legal problems, we have started numerous outreach programs including our Christian ministries division. These outreach programs enable us to go out into the community and speak directly to the people of God who may desperately need our help.



Community Events

Executive Director:
Diandra N. Archibald    
718-243-9431 Ext. 105

The Immigrant's Journal & Legal Educational Fund, Inc., and its volunteer partner Figeroux & Associates fequently volunteer their time to speak about immigration issues, civil rights, consumer rights, wills & estate and other legal issues related to community groups and at local events.

Presentations are available in Spanish, French/Creole or English. If you would like Figeroux & Associates to be a guest speaker at your event please call 718-834-0190, Ext. 109 today to check the firms availability. When calling please have the date and location of your event, the number of expected participants and the particular topic you are interested in having the Attorney speak about.

All speaking engagements are offered free of charge by the Attorney as a community service in New York City. Click here to make arrangements.

Legal Advisor:
Brian Figeroux, Esq.    
718-243-9431 Ext. 109
Marilyn Silverman
Community Relations Officer:
Sade Jackson

Graphic/Web Designer:
Praim Samsoondar
Lana Delgadillo

Radio Show:
Welcome to America
Hosted By: Diandra N. Archibald




There are many benefits to volunteering in the community! Here are just a few:

Build Your Skills and Your Resume

Community work is a great way to build your resume and your skills. When you volunteer, you'll have the guidance of employers who are specialists in their fields. And because we partner with CARE, IJLEF and NACC, we suggest you visit these websites to volunteer now and develop the skills you seek.

Develop a Career Network

Networking is an incredibly important part of searching for jobs and building careers. Community involvement is one of the best ways to make connections and foster relationships that do just that. Not only will you build a network, many people who volunteer at an organization are offered permanent positions after some projects.

Enhance Your Education

One of the best ways to learn is through experience. What better way to gain experience than to work at an organization that fit your needs and interests? Many educational experiences can't be taught in a classroom.