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Legal Assistance/Rights/Civil Liberties
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts
The ACLU of Massachusetts—a private, nonpartisan organization with more than 20,000 supporters across the Commonwealth—is a state affiliate of the national ACLU. We defend the principles enshrined in the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights as well as the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.You may call our offices and speak with a volunteer from 9-5 on Monday through Friday. Our volunteers are typically not lawyers and cannot give you legal advice, but they can give you referrals to agencies more appropriate for your complaint or present your complaint to an ACLU lawyer for review. Our phone number is: 617-482-3170 x100.
Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
The Council on American Islamic Relations – Massachusetts (CAIR-MA) is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil rights organization. CAIR-MA’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote social justice and mutual understanding.
Our address is
101 Arch Street
Boston, MA 02110
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone ((617) 862-9159).
Community Legal Services and Counseling Center
CLSACC provides free civil legal assistance for people with low incomes. We offer legal assistance in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing and homelessness prevention, disability benefits, and immigration and refugee rights.
One West Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Greater Boston Legal Services Center
The Immigration Unit provides legal representation and advocates on behalf of low-income immigrants. We prioritize cases of immigrants who are seeking permanent refuge and safe haven, individuals subjected to domestic violence and unaccompanied children. Our goal is to enable our clients to become documented, and ultimately to attain permanent legal status in the United States.
197 Friend St.
Boston, MA 02114
Irish International Immigration Center
The IIIC’s Immigration Legal Services offers comprehensive, professional, and confidential services for non-citizens, regardless of their legal status or ability to pay. We help them understand their immigration options and offer assistance navigating complex U.S. immigration laws.
One State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Massachusetts Legal Help
It does not matter what your immigration status is, you still have certain rights. The Attorney General’s Office just created a hotline you can call if you are being harassed or treated unfairly. Call 1-800-994-3228 or file a civil rights complaint.
MetroWest Legal Services
MWLS’ Immigration Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence Project represents both documented and undocumented battered immigrants by helping them to obtain or maintain legal immigration status in the United States. We give priority to immigrant victims of domestic violence, whether the domestic violence occurred in the United States or in the immigrant’s country of origin.
Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR)
PAIR provides free immigration services to asylum- seekers and detained immigrants in Massachusetts. We match our clients with volunteer attorneys, whom we train, mentor, and support throughout the immigration case. PAIR’s goal is bring justice, hope, and safety to all our clients.
98 North Washington Street, Suite 106
Boston MA 02114
617-742-9296 | (f) 617-742-9385
Ascentria Care Alliance
As one of the largest community service organizations in New England, Ascentria Care Alliance empowers people of all backgrounds to rise together and reach beyond life’s challenges. With 60 locations throughout the region, we use an innovative client-centered care model to help individuals and families move forward and thrive — physically, intellectually, socially, spiritually and economically.Through productive collaborations and partnerships, we create measurable, positive impact that enriches our communities. Inspired by our faith-based heritage and guided by compassion, courage and integrity, we envision a world in which everyone can realize their fullest potential and share with others in need.
14 East Worcester St., Suite 300
Worcester, MA 01604
Immigration Law Help
ImmigrationLawHelp.org is a searchable online directory of over 1,000 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. Only nonprofits that are BIA recognized or have attorneys on staff are included in the directory. Users can search ImmigrationLawHelp.org by state, zip code, or detention facility. Users can also refine their search by types and areas of legal assistance provided, populations served, languages spoken, other areas of legal assistance, and non-legal services provided. ImmigrationLawHelp.org was developed by the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net with support from the Four Freedoms Fund.
Immigration Advocates Network: Nonprofit Resource Center
The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is a collaborative effort of leading immigrants’ rights organizations designed to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them. IAN promotes more effective and efficient communication, collaboration, and services among immigration advocates and organizations by providing free, easily accessible and comprehensive online resources and tools.
National Immigration Law Center (NILC): Know Your Rights Guide
Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.
United We Dream: Protect Yourself from Immigration Raids
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.For assistance at Customs please call: 1-844-363-1423 t
International Refugee Assistance Project
IRAP provides legal counseling and direct legal representation and advocacy to some refugees who are navigating the refugee recognition and resettlement processes. We also assist some Iraqis and Afghans who were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. mission in Iraq and Afghanistan and are applying for Special Immigrant Visas or refugee resettlement on that basis.