OUR SERVICESILAP is Maine’s only statewide nonprofit legal aid agency dedicated to providing the information, advocacy, and individualized legal help with immigration law and related issues that low-income Maine residents need. With ILAP’s expert assistance, our clients improve their immigration status, gain safety from persecution or domestic violence, and unify or stay together with their families.
ILAP’s services include direct legal aid provided for free or low-fee, educational outreach for immigrant communities, service providers, and the general public regarding immigration laws and immigration policies, and systemic advocacy to address laws and policies affecting large numbers of Maine’s immigrants. Our advocacy work is often undertaken in coalition with our Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC) partners.
In December 2000, ILAP became the first agency in Maine to be recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals as having sufficient expertise in Immigration and Nationality matters to be listed on the Board's list of free legal aid providers. See our listing here.
Would you like to become a U.S. citizen? ILAP has been selected by Project Citizenship to join a regional collaboration of organizations providing citizenship application assistance. Through a grant from Project Citizenship, ILAP is providing free naturalization application assistance. Those who would like help completing their naturalization applications can call 780-1593 to schedule an intake appointment. Then they will be scheduled for an individual appointment or for a workshop to complete their application with ILAP staff or volunteers.