JFON DFW Staff Attorney to Enter Private Practice

JFON DFW Staff Attorney Maria Macias has announced her decision to resign so that she can enter into the private practice of law.

Maria said that her service to the immigrant community through JFON DFW has been “a blessing” and that she will miss those she has worked with on the JFON Board and staff.

Maria joined the staff on September 16, 2013, and has been an effective resource for hundreds of immigrant neighbors and their families. She has also participated in the expansion of the JFON DFW program with new intake clinics at Arapaho United Methodist Church in Richardson and Genesis United Methodist Church in Fort Worth.

A reception in her honor will be held at Grapevine First UMC on Thursday, August 25th, at 6 PM in Leach Hall. Please come to celebrate her and wish her well as she opens this new chapter of her life.

Maria’s resignation is effective on August 31st, and a search process underway to identify her successor. To see a Job Posting for the position, click here. Applications will be received through Sept 7.

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JFON DFW: Making a Difference for Our Neighbors!

At JFON DFW, we are focused on helping low-income immigrants– our newest neighbors– to help them feel welcomed in their new homeland! To achieve this goal, we provide low-cost and free immigration legal services, education to the public, and advocacy for and with immigrants. Look around our site to see what we do, who we are, and how you can get involved! Use the tabs in the navigation bar above to check us out!

Genesis UMC Monthly Clinic an Impressive Success!

Genesis UMC Pastor Jim Conner and staff member Troy Chapman talk with JFON DFW Staff Attorney Maria Macias during the first clinic at Genesis UMC.

Genesis United Methodist Church in Fort Worth began a monthly JFON DFW this year, and the team got off to a terrific start!

The congregation is located in an area with numerous pockets of immigrants from Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and more. This exciting new addition to the program at JFON DFW provides an opportunity for immigrants to begin their journey toward legal status in their own community. JFON already has a monthly clinic at Grapevine First UMC and Arapaho UMC in Richardson.

JFON is specifically targeted to low income families and individuals, so if you know of someone who needs immigration legal services, tell them to call 817-310-3820 if they are from the Fort Worth area, or 972-231-1005 if they are from the Dallas area, and leave a message describing their need. Their call will be returned and they can begin learning if they qualify.

Pass on the word about JFON everyone you know who could benefit from our service. It’s a way in which you can make a difference in the life of an immigrant today!

And there is so much else going on at JFON DFW… check it all out!

JFON DFW Program Offerings:

* Our trained presenters are ready to come to your church or group to shed light on what’s behind the immigration problems our nation faces. Go to CREATE CHANGE in the navigation bar above to learn more about our Immigration 101 presentation.

* JFON DFW is ready to help your church start ESL (English as a Second Language), Citizenship Classes, Life Skills programs and more! To learn about the services we offer, go to CREATE CHANGE in the navigation bar above!

Surf around our site and let us know how we can serve you as you serve the newcomers in your midst!