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DACA & Undocumented Americans Resource Guide: Legal Information & Assistance

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MASSACHUSETTS - Legal Information & Assistance

ORGANIZATIONS - in alphabetical order

Agencia ALPHA

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              62 Northampton St, Suite 203-204, Boston, MA 02118

Contact:               (617) 541-4455 ext. 16, http://www.agenciaalpha.org , info@agenciaalpha.org

Ascentria Care Alliance (Westfield Office)

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals

Location:              94 North Elm Street, Suite 401, Westfield, MA 01085

Contact:               (413) 787-0725, http://www.ascentria.org , legalhelp@ascentria.org

Asian American Civic Association - Multi-Service Center

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              87 Tyler St, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111

Contact:               (617) 426-9492, http://www.aaca-boston.org , info@aaca-boston.org

Berkshire Immigrant Center

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              88 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact:               (413) 445-4881, http://www.berkshireic.com , info@berkshireic.com

Catholic Charities of Boston - Refugee and Immigration Services

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court

Location:              275 W. Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

Contact:               (617) 464-8100, http://www.ccab.org/index.html

Catholic Social Services of Fall River - Immigrant Law Education and Advocacy Project

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

Location:              1600 Bay Street, Fall River, MA 02724

Contact:               (508) 674-4681, http://www.cssdioc.org/index.html

Centro Presente

Areas of legal assistance:  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              12 Bennington Street, Suite 202, Boston, MA 02145

Contact:               (857) 256-2981, http://www.cpresente.org , pmontes@cpresente.org

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands - Immigration Resource Center

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              372 North Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

Contact:               (508) 771-1727, http://www.cacci.cc , cmickle@cacci.cc

Community Economic Development Center

Areas of legal assistance: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), U visas

Types of legal assistance:  Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              1285 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, MA 02746

Contact:               (508) 979-4684, http://www.cedcnewbedford.org , cedcfamilia@gmail.com

Community Legal Aid (Springfield Office)

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals

Location:              One Monarch Pl, Suite 400, Springfield, MA 01144

Contact:               (508) 425-2785, http://www.communitylegal.org , evanscoyoc@cwjustice.org

Community Legal Services and Counseling Center

Areas of legal assistance: Asylum applications, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court

Location:              1 West Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Contact:               (617) 661-1010, http://www.clsacc.org

Dominican Development Center

Areas of legal assistance: Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              42 Seaverns Ave, Boston, MA 02130

Contact:               (617) 524-4029, http://dominicandevelopmentcenter.org , Dominicandevelopmentcenter@gmail.org

East Boston Ecumenical Community Council

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

Location:              50 Meridian St, Suite B1, East Boston, MA 02128

Contact:               (617) 567-2750, http://www.ebecc.org/index.htm , rpineda@ebecc.org

Freedom Hill Community Church

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals

Location:              77 Kennedy Dr, Malden, MA 02148

Contact:               (781) 480-4179, http://www.freedomhillcommunitychurch.org , marlane@freedomhill.church

Greater Boston Legal Services - Immigration Unit (Boston Office)

Areas of legal assistance: Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals

Location:              197 Friend St, Boston, MA 02114

Contact:               (617) 603-1808, http://www.gbls.org

Harbor Communities Overcoming Violence

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court

Location:              P.O. Box 505754, Chelsea, MA 02150

Contact:               (617) 884-9799, http://www.harborcov.org

Harvard University Law School - Immigration and Refugee Clinic

Areas of legal assistance: Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals

Location:              6 Everett St, Suite 3103, Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact:               (617) 384-8165, http://www.harvardimmigrationclinic.org , hirc@law.harvard.edu

Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC)

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              100 Franklin St, LL-1, Boston, MA 02110

Contact:               (617) 542-7654, http://www.iiicenter.org

Kids in Need of Defense (Boston Office)

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas

Types of legal assistance: Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court

Location:              c/o Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210

Contact:               (617) 207-4138, http://www.supportkind.org , mhowe@supportkind.org

Legal Justice Access, Inc.

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Employment authorization, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court

Location:              60 Island Street, Suite 105, Lawrence, MA 01840

Contact:               (857) 264-2381, https://www.legaljusticeaccess.org , lawyers@legaljusticeaccess.org

Luma Boston

Areas of legal assistance: Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              198 Ferry St, Everett, MA 02149

Contact:               (617) 381-0015, lumaboston@yahoo.com

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

Areas of legal assistance:  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Naturalization/Citizenship

Types of legal assistance:  Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              105 Chauncy Street, Suite 901, Boston, MA 02111

Contact:               (617) 350-5480, http://www.miracoalition.org , citizenship@miracoalition.org

MetroWest Legal Services

Areas of legal assistance:  Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals

Location:              63 Fountain St, Suite 304, Framingham, MA 01702

Contact:               (508) 620-1830, http://www.mwlegal.org

Northeast Legal Aid, Inc. (Lawrence Office)

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), NACARA, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

Location:              Union Crossing, 50 Island Street, Suite 203A, Lawrence, MA 01840

Contact:               (978) 458-1465, http://www.northeastlegalaid.org

Northeast Legal Aid, Inc. (Lowell Office)

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court

Location:              35 John Street, Suite 302, Lowell, MA 01852

Contact:               (978) 458-1465, https://www.northeastlegalaid.org

Northeast Legal Aid, Inc. (Lynn Office)

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), NACARA, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

Location:              181 Union Street, Suite 201A, Lynn, MA 01901

Contact:               (978) 458-1465, http://www.northeastlegalaid.org

Open Door Immigration Services

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              57 Wharf St., Ste. 3G, Salem, MA 01970

Contact:               (978) 219-2355, http://www.odisma.org , info@odisma.org

Political Asylum / Immigration Representation Project

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals

Location:              98 North Washington Street, Suite 106, Boston, MA 02114

Contact:               (617) 742-9296, http://www.pairproject.org , asharma@pairproject.org

Post-Deportation Human Rights Project (Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice)

Areas of legal assistance: Consular Processing, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, U visas

Types of legal assistance: Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals

Location:              885 Centre Street, Boston College Law School, Newton, MA 02459

Contact:               (617) 552-9261, http://www.bc.edu/postdeportation , pdhrp@bc.edu

Project Citizenship

Areas of legal assistance: Naturalization/Citizenship

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              4 Faneuil Hall, South Market Building, Boston, MA 02109

Contact:               (617) 694-5949, http://projectcitizenship.org , info@projectcitizenship.org

Suffolk Law School - Immigration Law Clinic

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals

Location:              120 Tremont St, Fl 1, Boston, MA 02108

Contact:               (617) 573-8100, http://www.suffolk.edu/law

United Neighbors of Fitchburg, Inc.

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              18 Fairmount Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Contact:               (978) 342-2069, http://unitedneighborsoffitchburg.org , info@cleghorncenter.org

University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth - Immigration Law Clinic

Areas of legal assistance:  Adjustment of Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court

Location:              333 Faunce Corner Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02747

Contact:               (508) 985-1174, http://law.umassd.edu , cdesirey@umassd.edu

Victim Rights Law Center

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court

Location:              115 Broad St, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110

Contact:               (617) 399-6720 ext. 19, http://www.victimrights.org , legalh

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WORCESTER - Legal Information & Assistance

Central West Justice Center

"The Central West Justice Center, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Legal Aid, provides free legal help to low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts. Our advocates focus on cases involving humanitarian-based immigration law, employment rights, housing and homelessness issues, and access to public benefits."

Location: 405 Main Street Fl 3, Worcester MA 01608

Contact:  (508) 752-3718, http://www.cwjustice.org/

Ascentria Care Alliance (Worcester Office)

Areas of legal assistance:  Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

Location:              11 Shattuck Street, Worcester, MA 01605

Contact:               (774) 243-3100, http://www.ascentria.org , legalhelp@ascentria.org

Community Legal Aid (Worcester Office)

Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals

Location:              405 Main St, 4th Floor, Worcester, MA 01608

Contact:               (508) 752-3718, http://www.communitylegal.org

Catholic Charities of Worcester County - Refugee & Immigration Services

Areas of legal assistance:  Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings

Types of legal assistance: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS

Location:              10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610

Contact:               (508) 798-0191, http://www.ccworc.org , info@ccworc.org

Legal Information & Assistance - National

National Immigration Law Center 

National Immigration Law Center - DACA

National Immigration Law Center - Federal Administrative Agencies

National Immigration Law Center - National Advocacy & Research Organizations

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 immigrants with low income.

HIAS - Founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in 1881, HIAS works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. For more than 130 years, HIAS has been helping refugees rebuild their lives in safety and dignity.

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.

United We Dream - Help   Are you facing deportation? Looking for help furthering your education or fighting for in-state tuition in your home state? Want a work permit or driver’s license but not sure if you qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)? United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Their nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. They organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.

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