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Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project

  • Location:
    489 Congress St.
    Third Floor
    Portland, ME 04101
  • Phone:
    (207) 780-1593
  • Toll-free:
  • Fax:
    (207) 699-2313
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) provides free and low-cost immigration legal assistance and information to low-income residents in Maine.

State served: Maine
Detention Facilities Served: Cumberland County Jail (ME)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Humanitarian Parole, 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 immigration legal services provided: 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
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, 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, Kirundi, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Kinyarwandan, Lingala
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Call (207) 780-1593 to schedule an intake appointment or visit Phone or online intake services available

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 9
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 2
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 4

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Asista, Detention Watch Network, Immigration Advocates Network


Volunteer Coordinator
Michelle Gentry
(207) 874-1318