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Immigration Services & Resources

Below is a list of community resources that provide support to those seeking legal immigration services. For translations, please click on the PDFs in Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Asian American Civic Association Multi-Service Center (AACA) – Provides legal counseling on a variety of immigration issues. Friday immigration clinic is on a walk-in, first come, first served, no appointment necessary basis. For members of the AACA, all consultations are free. For non-members, there is a low-cost associated with petitions and applications. Please call (617) 426-9492; ext. 200.
  • Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship
  • Location: 87 Tyler St, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
  • Contact: (617) 426-9492, http://www.aaca-boston.org
Boston Bar Association - Filmed information session about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and what you need to know about it.
 
Catholic Charities of Boston - Refugee and Immigration Services
  • Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
  • Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court
  • Location: 275 W. Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
  • Contact: (617) 464-8100
Centro Presente - Provides trustworthy, affordable services crucial to the Latin American immigrant community. Services include: renewal of work permits, processing of K and V visas, consultations with our legal staff, and community orientation sessions regarding
current migratory laws.
  • The Legal Services Department is open Tuesday - Saturday from 9am - 5pm. For more information or questions about Legal Immigration Services, please contact 857.256.2981
  • Areas of legal assistance: Asylum applications, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
  • Types of legal assistance: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court
  • Location: 1 West Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Contact: (617) 661-1010
  • Areas of legal assistance: Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. DDC’s mission is to develop and empower Dominican immigrants and immigrants representing all communities.
  • Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
  • Location: 42 Seaverns Ave, Boston, MA 02130
  • Contact: (617) 524-4029, Dominicandevelopmentcenter@gmail.org
  • Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship,
    Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
  • Location: 50 Meridian St, Suite B1, East Boston, MA 02128
  • Contact: (617) 567-2750, rpineda@ebecc.org
  • Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
  • Location: 77 Kennedy Dr, Malden, MA 02148
  • Contact: (781) 480-4179, marlane@freedomhill.church
  • Areas of legal assistance: Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
  • Types of legal assistance: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
  • Location: 197 Friend St, Boston, MA 02114
  • Contact: (617) 603-1808
  • Areas of legal assistance: Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
  • Types of legal assistance: Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court
    appeals
  • Location: 6 Everett St, Suite 3103, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Contact: (617) 384-8165, hirc@law.harvard.edu
Immigrant Legal Resource Center – Provides a translated “Know Your Rights and What Immigrant Families Should Do Now” flyer containing information about which documents to carry with you, family preparedness plans, and legal services.
 
Irish International Immigrant Center – Provides a list of FREE Legal Clinics for Immigration Assistance in various locations for those seeking support. Serves people of all backgrounds.
  • Dates and times vary. Please call (617) 542-7654 for reservation.
Mass Legal Help – Free website offering information about Temporary Protected Status (TPS), renewal, and eligibility.
 
  • Areas of legal assistance: Information, individual assistance,
    interpretation/translation and referrals to Portuguese speakers around housing,
    employment, government benefits and other daily life issues.
  • Locations: Brighton (617) 787-0557, Cambridge (617) 864-7600, Dorchester
    (617) 825-5897, Framingham (508) 872-2652, and Lowell (978) 970-1250
  • Additional Information: $5 fee per regular appointment
Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) – Provides a flyer with DACA information.

Glossary:

  • NACARA – Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act
  • USCIS – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • TPS – Temporary Protected Status
  • VAWA – Violence Against Women Act
  • BIA – Board of Immigration Appeals