Posts in Legal Advisories
ILAP Office Hours in September

Every year in September, ILAP is not open for walk-in visits and we do not have intake appointments. We have appointments with current clients, and our Asylum Outreach Attorney will continue to conduct outreach and schedule follow-up appointments.

If you have an emergency safety concern, an urgent court date or deadline, or a previously scheduled appointment, please call 207-780-1593. To request an intake appointment, please contact us after October 1st.

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Information About Public Benefits (“Public Charge”)

You may have heard that the government is considering changing the rules related to public benefits, or “public charge.” As of November 2018, the rules have NOT changed. “Public charge” is a test to see if someone is likely to become dependent on specific government programs. The government uses this test when someone applies for a family-based green card or certain visas.

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The government of the United States recently announced that it ended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation Honduras. The government has extended TPS for Honduras until January 5, 2020, and has not indicated that they plan to extend or renew TPS for Honduras past that date.

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