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Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
Main Office:
3000 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 400
Miami, Florida 33137
(t) 305-573-1106
(f) 305-576-6273

(South Dade Office)
125 NE 8th Street
Suite 6
Homestead, FL 33030

Pro-bono (free) legal organization.  Outreach offices located at S. Dade and Krome Processing Center and at Abriendo Puertas in East Little Havana. 

Represents indigent, homeless, the elderly, abused and HIV+/AIDS patients before the INS.

Helps Cuban-Haitian refugees and asylees obtain lawful permanent residency.

Other FIAC programs:
CABA pro bono clinic - sponsors quarterly divorce clinics for Spanish-speaking immigrants with uncontested divorces.

LUCHA - women's legal project - helps abused women obtain their immigration status without the help of their abusers.


Florida Rural Legal Services Inc. - West Palm Beach Office
423 Fern Street, Suite 220
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

General Immigrant Assistance Groups:

American Friends Service Committee
1205 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143

Church World Service
Immigration and Refugee Program
701 SW 27th Avenue
Room 707
Miami, FL 33135

Farmworker´s Self-Help Inc.
709 Lock Street
Dade City, FL 33525


Haitian Refugee Center/Sant Refijie Ayisyin Inc.
32 North East 54 Street
Miami, FL 33137

International Rescue Committee Inc.
2750 Coral Way
2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33145

Jewish Family Service of Greater Miami Inc.
18999 Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 200
Aventura, FL 33180

Lutheran Ministries of Florida
100 N.W. 37th Avenue
Penthouse Level
Miami, FL 33125

Three H. Learning Center
18106 Parrish Grove Rd.
Dade City, FL 33523

World Relief Corp.
2150 SW 8 Street
2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33135


Job Training, Low-income Housing, Teen Mothers

CNC - Cuban National Council
1223 SW 4th St Miami 33135

Offers job training programs, schooling for at-risk Latino youth, a special support program for teenage mothers, low-income housing.

Business Associations

Chambers of Commerce are local business associations offering their members networking opportunities, career and employment resources, employee job banks and financing resources. There are many Chambers in the Miami area which cater to Latino business owners and businesspeople. Below is a partial list:

Camara de Comercio Latina de USA (CAMACOL)

1417 W. Flagler St. Miami  33135

Tel: (305) 642-3870 

Fax: (305) 642-0653

A national organization with over 2,500 active members. The largest Latino business association in the US. Provides career resources, networking opportunities, financing sources. In-house employment bureau for personnel. Also sponsors monthly dinners, seminars and charitable events. Sponsors an annual international forum to strengthen commercial ties with Latin America and the Caribbean.  The Florida Trade and Exhibition Center, operated by CAMACOL, promotes U.S. exports and offers technical assistance on international trade.

See Miami branch below:

Latin Chamber of Commerce of Miami Beach

235 Lincoln Road, Suite 216

Miami Beach, FL. 33139

Phone (305) 674-1414

FAX (305) 674-9052

Nicaraguan American Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 527723

Miami, FL.33152

Phone (305) 733-3311

FAX (305)271-1620

South Florida Puerto Rican Chamber

1801 Coral way #214

Miami. FL 33145

Phone (305) 857-9985

FAX (305) 857-9285

Argentine-Florida Chamber of Commerce

2666 Brickell Ave., 3rd Fl.

Miami, FL33129

Phone (305) 858- 1516

FAX (305) 858-3767

Hialeah Chamber of Commerce & Industries

1840 W. 49th Street, Suite 410

Hialeah, FL 33012

Phone (305) 828-9898

FAX (305) 828-9777

LAMA - Latin American Management Association

Latino Policy Advocates/Lobbying Groups:

NCLR - National Council of La Raza

A private non-profit Hispanic advocacy group established to improve economic well-being of Hispanic Americans and reduce discrimination against them. Assists Hispanic community-based organizations nationwide. Provides policy analysis and lobbying to influence public decisions that affect Hispanic Americans.

Bilingual Private Schools Association

904 SW 23rd Avenue Miami 33135


An advocacy group designed to increase public awareness of the principles and values of bilingual education.

LULAC - League of United Latin American Citizens

The oldest Hispanic organization in the US. Founded to advance the social and economic status of Hispanic Americans through advocacy, policy research, and community outreach.

Publishes a civil rights manual for Hispanic Americans. Click here for the manual (in pdf format - Adobe Acrobat reader required)

Lulac is currently involved in a class-action suit involving "late amnesty" for some undocumented immigrants. Click here for more info.

LNESC - the LULAC National Educational Service

National sister organization of LULAC, designed to increase educational opportunities for Hispanic youth from low income families (household income less than $24,000) through college and career counseling, tutoring and mentoring opportunities.

Miami branch of LNESC:

946 SW 82nd Ave Miami 33144

Tel: (305) 261-5341

Fax: (305)267-7375