The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP), in Portland Maine, provides free and low-cost immigration information and legal assistance to low-income Maine residents. ILAP helps Maine’s immigrants keep their families together, gain protection from persecution and domestic violence, attain residency and work authorization, and become proud U.S. citizens. ILAP builds stable families and improved opportunities, allowing Maine’s immigrants to contribute to their communities for generations to come. ILAP’s services include direct legal aid provided for free or low-fee, educational outreach for immigrant communities, service providers, and the general public regarding immigration laws and immigration policies, and systemic advocacy to address laws and policies affecting large numbers of Maine’s immigrants. Advocacy work is often undertaken in coalition with our Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC) partners.
ILAP works with Project Citizenship (projectcitizenship.org) as part of a regional collaboration of organizations providing citizenship application assistance and free naturalization application assistance.
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