SELF-HELP Resources

Asylum Self-Help:

In some cases, ILAP is able to provide asylum representation through our Pro Bono Panel. For those we cannot pair with an attorney, we have developed self-help materials in various languages to provide guidance on applying for asylum without a lawyer:


Know Your Rights:

Everyone in the United States has certain rights, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Learn more about your rights and to access resources and tools in various languages from trusted immigration advocates:


Public Charge Information:

ILAP is partnering with Maine Equal Justice to educate members of Maine’s immigrant communities on the new public charge rule. Please click the button below to find out what you need to know, how to get the help you need, and how to talk about public charge:


Legal Advisories:

ILAP periodically releases legal advisories for members of Maine’s immigrant communities that provide detailed information on changes to immigration laws and policies. Click the button below to see the most recent advisories, available in several languages: