Aid to Foreign Born


The Aid to the Foreign Born Department provides an array of services to people who were born outside the United States and who need assistance because of language and other barriers. The Program was established in 1986 and it is funded by the Town of Hempstead.


The language barrier, the cultural clash and the lack of understanding of how the human services’ system works, limit individuals born outside of the United States ability to function in the American society. While adapting to the new way of life, the newcomers often feel alienated and isolated. Our program services are designated to assist and help them in adjusting to the American culture. The department provides inter-agency referrals, as well as a link to a network of outside agencies.

Aid to the Foreign Born Program specializes in Immigration and Naturalization services. To qualified aliens, a complete screening is performed to determine a course of action in accordance with immigration procedure laws. Petitions for adjustment of status and permanent residency (Family sponsored preferences) is provided. Translation of all required documentations are prepared; such as, Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decrees, Death Certificates and any other paperwork necessary to complete transmission to establish U.S. citizenship. There is also related to obtaining a U.S. passport and completing voter registration.


Civic classes held at the Community Center.
 Hours:  Thursday  4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
 Contact: Bilingual Counselor Ext. 252 or 250
Program Hours: Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  Mon.,Tues.,Wed. &  Fri. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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