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El Centro Hispanoamericano

El Centro Hispanoamericano

About Us

El Centro Hispanoamericano, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognized organization, located in Plainfield, New Jersey. Created in 1984, El Centro has a 27-year history of counseling and representation of low-income immigrants, including the undocumented. El Centro represents clients before the Citizen and Immigration Service (CIS), in Immigration Court, and in appeals covering matters such as political asylum, cancellation of removal, temporary protected status, naturalization, and self-petitioning aliens under the Violence against Women Act of 1994.

El Centro represents people without regard to country of origin, but we primarily serve the Spanish-speaking community in the central New Jersey region. All of our staff members have facility in Spanish.

In addition to legal assistance, El Centro offers citizenship and ESL courses as part of its effort to help immigrants become productive members of their community. We also run a small emergency food pantry for those in need and provide personal “advocates” for those seeking services from public and private agencies.


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Contact Information

Silvia Hernandez
(908) 753 8730