JFON DFW New Staff AttorneyGraham Bateman Photo

The JFON DFW Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Graham Bateman as the new Staff Attorney. About her new position, Graham says, “I treasure the opportunity to improve the lives of our disadvantaged immigrant neighbors.”

She brings a depth of experience to the role, having practiced law since 1986 and served several years as the Attorney and Director of a faith-based, non-profit immigration legal services organization very similar to JFON DFW.

She likes to be an active part of the community of which she is a part, and hopes to be a face for JFON in the area. Graham has a natural gift for connecting with those around her, and for creating links between people that enhance their lives.

She brings an enthusiasm for the work, a compassion for the people she serves, and a desire to have an impact on a community through a not-for-profit organization, as she has in the past. “The need is enormous, but we can make a real difference through JFON DFW!”

Graham started with JFON DFW on October 1st. She says, “This is the perfect place for me. It’s my Dream Job!”

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To learn the latest JFON DFW news, take a look at the most current issue of our monthly Newsletter by clicking Here! And… to understand what JFON DFW is all about, take a look at our most recent client story, by clicking Here!

Find out what’s happening with JFON DFW, immigration and immigrants by visiting our newsletter page each month! Be knowledgable and involved!

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!