Our Mission and Values

Our Mission

NJFON supports a hospitality ministry that welcomes immigrants by providing free or low-cost, expert immigration legal services to low-income immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. We also engage in advocacy for immigrant justice, and offer education to communities of faith and to the public.

Happy clients with their JFON attorney

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 their immigrant neighbors.
  • We are rooted in the faith traditions of the United Methodist Church. We welcome all clients and volunteers, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity,  ideology, gender, or sexual orientation.
  • 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.