Consul General Nagbe, I., Deputy Greene Kofa and First Secretary Mason meets NYC Mayor Adams at City Hall

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Honorable Nathaniel Wreh Nagbe, I, Consul General of Liberia joined the African Consul Generals Group (ACGG) and met with the City Mayor of New York, Mr. Eric Adams at the City Hall in Manhattan.

The courtesy visit covered related issues affecting the African Consul General Group (ACGG) and the fostering of closer ties with the Mayor’s office and relevant matters of mutual interest to the City of New York and the African continent.

Those accompanying the Consul General of Liberia were Mrs. Kim Greene-Kofa, Deputy Consul General and Mr. Otis T. Mason, Sr. First Secretary/Consul.

The New Liberian Biometric e-Passport

The Consulate General of the Republic of Liberia in New York announces the commencement of the issuance of the new Liberian Biometric e-Passport. The Consulate wishes to further inform that the new Liberian e-Passports are being processed in New York and Washington DC at the same price of USD205.00 each.

The new Liberian e-Passport booklet comes with advanced technology, which will no longer have a 2D bar-code, but rather a RFID microprocessor chip implanted in the booklet without the ability of detection by touch. In addition to all the modern electronic security, the physical security features of the new Liberian e-Passport have been upgraded. The aesthetic design has indigenous Liberian heritage symbols, from Liberian wildlife (pigmy hippopotamus, zebra antelopes) to Kissi coins and symbolic buildings, representations of both terrestrial landmarks and modern Liberia.

The new Liberian Biometric e-Passport meets all standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The chip and antenna contained in the e-Passport are sensitive electronic devices. The new e-Passport will help prevent fraud and forgery in several ways, and Liberians can be even prouder to carry it with them. The Biometric Passport must not be bent to avoid damage to the electronic chip that stores your personal details.  Passport holders are advised not to staple any document to their e-Passport, as this will damage the component and render the e- Passport invalid and unreadable.

Therefore, the Consulate urges all passport holders to protect their Passport and the chip from damage, and exposure to very high or very low temperatures, excess moisture, magnetic fields or microwaves.

Available Legal Services for Recipients of the DACA Program

Last week, the White House announced major changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA provides eligible young immigrants with temporary protection from deportation and access to work authorization. This program has benefitted over 30,000 New Yorkers and 800,000 individuals across the country. The President is ending the program and allowing for a 6-month “wind-down” period through March 5, 2018, during which the U.S Congress will have the opportunity to pass legislation to maintain the program.

  • Information: More information on the announcement, including important filing deadlines, is available through the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs website: and the following info sheet (available in 10 languages)
  • Legal Services: ActionNYC provide free, safe immigration legal help in your language. Call 1-800-354-0365 from 9am to 6pm, Monday- Friday. You can also call 311 and say “ ActionNYC,”  to be connected to an advisor or find legal services in your community
  • Free, confidential mental health support: ThriveNYC provides support for all New Yorkers. Please call NYC Well at 1-888-NYC- WELL or texting “WELL” to 65173

Signed:  Penny Abeywardena

Commissioner, Office of the Mayor for International Affairs


DACA Renewal



As of September 5, 2017, the federal government will stop accepting new DACA
applications. People whose DACA will expire before or on March 5, 2018 can receive a
two-year renewal if their renewal application is accepted by the federal government
by October 5, 2017. No renewals will be granted for DACA recipients whose DACA
status expires on or after March 6, 2018. All current DACA statuses will remain
valid until the date of their expiration. Additionally, the federal government will
not approve any new Advance Parole documents for DACA recipients as of September 5,

If you have legal questions about what this decision means for you contact any of
the providers below or ActionNYC:
<> ActionNYC can provide free, safe
immigration legal help in your language. Call 1-800-354-0365 between 9AM-6PM,
Monday-Friday. You can also call 311 and say “ActionNYC.”

I currently have DACA. Should I renew right now?
Current DACA recipients may apply for renewal if their DACA status expires between
September 5th, 2017 and March 5th, 2018. These applications for renewal must be
accepted by October 5th 2017.

DACA Renewal Workshops
We’re supporting organizations around the city who are helping renew DACAs before
the October 5th deadline. Find a place to get help with the organizations below and
submit your DACA Renewal by OCTOBER 2ND OR 3RD if possible. All of the organizations
listed here are providing DACA renewal assistance and we’ve listed locations or
organizations that can help with DACA renewal fees.

Financial assistance for DACA renewal fees

*        The
<> New
Economy Project is offering financial help to cover the fees charged by the federal
government when filing for renewal (currently $495). Call (212) 680–5100
*        DACA Scholarships:
*        United We Dream plans:  <>
*        Mission Asset Fund:  <>

This page will be updated on an ongoing basis so check back regularly.




*        Bronx Community College- DACA renewal clinic from 10AM – 4PM- To make an
appointment, call 1-800-354-0365 Mon-Fri between 9AM-6PM OR call 311 and say “Action
NYC”: 2155 University Ave., Bronx, NY 10453
*        CAMBA- 9AM – 5PM DACA renewal appointments everyday until OCT. 1st (must make
appointment: 718-940-6311) 931 Flatbush Ave 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11226-
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole

·         Catholic Migration Services: DACA renewal clinic from 3PM – 7PM, Walk-ins
welcome but appointments preferred; call 718-236-3000: 191 Joralemon St., 4th Floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11201

·         Immigrant Justice Corps, 10AM-6PM in-office appointments, Call
646-690-0472 to make your appointments, Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army
Plaza, Brooklyn NY 11238, Languages: English, Spanish, Haitian Creole

·         Make the Road New York, Walk-in DACA appointments 9:30AM – 3:30PM- 301
Grove St Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, September 28th

*        CUNY Citizenship NOW! DACA Renewal clinic 5:00PM – 8:00PM Appointment only: call
646-664-9400 Free and open to the public at Medgar Evers College, 1150 Carroll St.
(between Nostrand and Rogers), Gymnasium, Brooklyn, NY 11225


Monday, September 25th

*        BronxWorks & Bronx Defenders Walk-in Clinic 10AM – 4PM 1130 Grand Concourse,
Bronx, New York 10456. Languages: English, Spanish, French
*        City Bar Justice Center Legal clinic, details to follow
*        La Coalición Mexicana DACA Renewals from 8:30AM – 12:30PM and 4PM – 8PM, to make
an appointment and find out what documents to bring: 347-536-5193, There will be
financial aid for the first 25 people to make an appointment. At Immaculate
Conception Church, 389 E. 150th St,. Bronx NY 10455, Languages offered: English,
*        Immigrant Justice Corps, 10AM – 6PM in-office appointments,call 646-690-0472 for
appointments. 2759 Webster Ave, Bronx NY 10458

Tuesday, September 26th

*        CUNY Citizenship NOW! DACA Renewal clinic 5:00PM – 8:00PM Appointment only: call
646-664-9400 Free and open to the public. At Hostos Community College Immigration
Center, 27 Walkton Ave, T-501, Bronx, NY 10451

Wednesday, September 27th

*        Bronx Immigration Partnership (Sauti Yetu Center for African Women & Families;
South Bronx United; Caracol Language Coop; Violence Intervention Program; Bronx
Legal Services; Bronx Defenders; Masa) Clinic 5PM – 9PM 349 East 149th Street, 10th
Floor, Bronx, NY 10451, Walk-ins / Email  <> /
Call/text 718-928-3696


Saturday, September 23rd

*        CUNY Citizenship NOW! DACA Renewal clinic 5:00PM – 8:00PM, Appointment only: call
646-664-9400. Free and open to the public at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St
(between 10th and 11th Ave), 2nd Floor Student Dining Hall, New York, NY 10019
*        Legal Services NYC Comprehensive legal clinic and DACA renewals at 9:00AM First
come, first served, MS 366 Washington Heights Academy, 202 Sherman Ave., New York,
NY 10034, Languages offered: English, Spanish- Sponsored by New York State Senator
Marisol Alcantara, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights and Hispanic
*        New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), Free legal screenings and DACA renewals,
Please register at
<> or call the
NYLAG DACA hotline at (212) 613-6597.

Monday, September 25th

*        African Services Committee – Immigrant Community Law Center, Clinic (by
appointment) 10am – 6pm, 429 West 127th Street, New York NY. For appointments call
(212) 222-3882 ext. 2163 or (212) 222-3882 ext. 2156, or email
*        NYC Family Justice Center- DACA Renewals from 9AM – 5PM. To make an appointment,
call 212-349-6009 x312 or email  <> 80 Centre
St., New York, NY
*        Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York- DACA Day of Action
Clinic 9AM – 4PM, Full Immigration Screenings and DACA Renewal Assistance, call
347-557-8453 or email  <>, Languages: English, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole
*        The Door- Immigration screenings and Know Your Rights presentations, 4PM -7PM *For
youth aged 12-24*. Renewal applications by appointment only- *may be able to provide
assistance with the fee!* For appointments call administrative assistant Erika
Alfaro at 212-941-9090 ext. 3280
*        Immigrant Justice Corps, APBCo, Dechert LLP, 3PM – 9PM DACA renewal appointments,
1095 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036, Call 646-690-0472 for appointments. Languages:
English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin
*        The Legal Aid Society- DACA renewal assistance, For all appointments, email us at
*        New York Law School Asylum Clinic, By Appointment Only. Legal Screenings and
assistance with DACA renewals appointments from 10AM – 3PM.185 West Broadway, New
York, NY. Email or call Prof. Claire R. Thomas to schedule appointment 212-431-2320
or  <> Languages: English,
Spanish, French, Korean
*        Sanctuary for Families- DACA renewal assistance (multiple locations, call for
details), Call 311 or 1-800-566-7636
*        UnLocal, Inc- In-office appointments and DACA renewal clinic 9AM – 6PM, 30 Broad
Street 9th FL, New York NY. Call 646-216-8210 for appointments
*        Volunteers of Legal Service- DACA renewal appointments 10AM – 6PM, 40 Worth Street
Suite 820, New York NY. Call 347-521-5722 for appointments. Languages: English,

Tuesday, September 26th

*        CUNY Citizenship NOW! DACA Renewal clinic 5:00PM – 8:00PM. Appointment only: call
646-664-9400, Free and open to the public at The City College of New York, 160
Convent Ave, NAC Building, Hoffman Lounge, New York, NY 10031

Thursday, September 28th

*        Legal Aid Society- DACA renewal clinic. Appointment only: call 844-955-3425 OR
email  <> with the client’s name,
phone number, email address, best language, and date DACA is expiring


Queens — Friday, September 22

LaGuardia Community College, 10am-4pm. 31–10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Saturday, September 23rd

*        Make the Road New York- Walk-in all day workshop & renewal clinic 10AM – 4PM, Come
for one of 3 sessions starting at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. 92-10 Roosevelt Ave Jackson
Heights, NY

Monday, September 25th

*        MinKwon Center for Community Action, In-office DACA renewal appointments 11 am – 5
pm. 136-19 41st Ave. 3rd Floor, Flushing, NY 11355, Call 718-460-5600 for

Wednesday, September 27th

*        Make the Road New York, 4pm Walk-in appointments, 92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson


Monday, September 25th

*        Immigrant Justice Corps, 10AM – 6PM in-office appointments, El Centro, 1546
Castleton Ave, Staten Island NY 10302. Call 646-690-0472 for appointments.
Languages: English, Spanish
*        NYC Family Justice Center- DACA Renewals from 9AM – 5PM, To make an appointment,
call 212-349-6009 x312 or email  <>, 126
Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY

Any day:

*        Make the Road NY, 161 Port Richmond Ave Staten Island, NY. Walk-in to fill out a
screening sheet and then be booked for an appointment