| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

Political Asylum / Immigration Representation Project

  • Location:
    98 North Washington Street
    Suite 106
    Boston, MA 02114
  • Phone:
    (617) 742-9296
  • Fax:
    (617) 742-9385
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Free calls to PAIR from MA detention centers
  • Appointments accepted:

The Political Asylum / Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) is the leading provider of pro bono immigration legal services to asylum-seekers and immigrants unjustly detained in Massachusetts. The PAIR Project is an award-winning, nationally recognized model of collaboration and legal excellence empowering the immigrant community in Massachusetts with access to justice, hope, and safety. PAIR serves low-income asylum-seekers from across the world, unaccompanied minors, and immigrants who are unjustly detained, guiding them through the first step on the journey to becoming United States citizens.

State served: Massachusetts
Detention Facilities Served: Bristol County House of Corrections (MA), Plymouth County Correctional Facility (MA), Suffolk County House of Corrections (South Bay) (MA)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration 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 immigration legal services provided: 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
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No


Volunteer Coordinator
Linnea Brandt
(617) 742-9296
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