Complaint Mechanisms

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  • New York State New Americans Hotline: 1-800-566-7636 (from a NY area code) or 212-419-3737 (from an area code outside of New York State).
    • Languages: 200 (via operator or language line)
    • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am – 8pm
    • Services: free referrals to legal services, accepts complaints against fraudulent practitioners and forwards them to appropriate law enforcement and government agencies.
    • NOTE: Agencies wishing to be referred complaints from the hotline should contact Raluca Oncioiu at raluca.oncioiu@archny.org.
  • New York State Attorney General’s Office: 1-866-390-2992
    • Languages: 200 (via language line)
    • Hours: 24 hour messaging system
  • Bronx County District Attorney Immigrant Affairs Unit Helpline: 1-844-590-SCAM (7226) or bximmigrant@bronxda.nyc.gov
    • Languages: English, Spanish, French
    • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm.
  • Kings County District Attorney Immigrant Fraud Unit Helpline: 718-250-3333 or IFU@BrooklynDA.org or visit the District Attorney’s Action Center at 350 Jay Street, 16th Floor; Brooklyn, NY 11201
    • Languages: English, Spanish
    • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm (last walk-in at 4pm)
  • Nassau County District Attorney’s Office of Immigrant Affairs: 516-571-7756 or OIA@NassauDA.org or visit the Complaints Unit, East Wing Building, at 272 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501
    • Languages: English, Spanish and other languages via language line.
    • Hours: 9am – 4:45pm
  • New York (Manhattan) County District Attorney’s Office Immigrant Affairs Unit: 212-335-3600
    • Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese (and language line with all languages available).
  • Queens County District Attorney’s Office of Immigrant Affairs: Hotline: 718-286-6690 or OIA@QueensDA.org
    • Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Polish (30 plus languages in house and use of language line and interpreters)
    • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
  • New York City Public Advocate’s Office: 212-669-7250 or GetHelp@pubadvocate.nyc.gov or http://pubadvocate.nyc.gov/need-help
    • Address:  1 Centre Street, 15 Floor North.  New York, NY 10007
    • Walk-in Office Hours:  Monday-Friday from9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Fax: (212) 669-4701
  • First Department Committee on Character Fitness, New York Supreme Court:
  • Federal Trade Commission: 1-877-FTC-HELP (I-877-4357)
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: 1-866-DHS-2-ICE
  • Board of Immigration Appeals:
    • File Form EOIR-44 or submit a written statement. Either should be mailed to:

Office of the General Counsel
Attn: Disciplinary Counsel
Executive Office for Immigration Review
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600
Falls Church, VA 22041

  • Information on the EOIR disciplinary mechanisms is also available via factsheet on their website.
  • EOIR also maintains a list of currently disciplined practitioners, including attorneys and BIA Accredited Representatives.

 

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