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ILAP provides a full range of immigration legal services to meet the needs of Maine’s diverse immigrant communities. This includes full representation for the most complex cases, assistance navigating complicated immigration applications and forms, and consultations and limited representation for other issues.
As Maine’s only immigration legal aid organization, ILAP is unable to meet the enormous need for immigration legal help across Maine. With this in mind, we currently focus our efforts on cases that involve:
Helping keep people safe from violence and persecution;
Helping families stay together; and,
Helping Mainers achieve economic security through improved immigration status.
Within these priorities, our top concern is clients who are unlikely to attain legal status on their own or face severe consequences if their application is unsuccessful.
All individuals seeking ILAP’s assistance with an immigration matter must first request an Intake appointment with ILAP staff. For more information, see our Get Legal Help page.