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Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project


ILAP serves individuals with incomes at or below 200% of the annual federal poverty guidelines who are residents of Maine.  We serve individuals whose cases involve the following issues:

  • Refugee issues,  including  permanent residency, family reunification, and travel documents
  • Family based immigration matters (except fiancé(e) petitions)
  • Asylum
  • Domestic violence, trafficking, or crime victim issues
  • Citizenship issues (applying for, or proving citizenship)
  • Removal defense
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Work permits
  • Other matters where immigration status is an issue, such as access to driver's licenses or public benefits.

We do NOT handle nonimmigrant visas (to visit, study, work etc.) or employment based immigration, but can offer referrals to private immigration attorneys.

Please be aware that ILAP is a nonprofit organization and is not paid by the government to help our clients.  Even if you meet our eligibility criteria, we cannot always serve everyone who needs help because our capacity is limited since we do not have enough resources.  We appreciate your understanding.

If you have an immigration law or related question and you meet our eligibility criteria, please contact us

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