Our Mission and Values

Our Mission

NJFON supports a hospitality ministry that welcomes immigrants by providing affordable, high-quality immigration legal services to low-income immigrants, engaging in advocacy for immigrant rights, and offering education to communities of faith and to the public.

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, of the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church, with a young JFON client.

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, of the California-Pacific Conference of the UMC, with a young JFON client.

Our Values

  • We are compassionate and trustworthy. We create a welcoming atmosphere for JFON clients.
  • We value high-quality immigration legal services provided by staff attorneys.
  • We are volunteer-based. We provide opportunities for meaningful interaction between volunteers and clients.
  • We are faith-based, yet welcome all clients and volunteers to engage in our services.
  • We care about improving our nation’s immigration policies and our communities’ relationships with immigrants.
  • We value our network model to serve more immigrants in need through learning from each other, leveraging our strengths and becoming more productive through shared information and resources.