National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project

  • Location:
    309 Cumberland Ave
    Suite 201
    Portland, ME 04101
  • Phone:
    (207) 780-1593
  • Toll-free:
    1-800-497-8505
  • Fax:
    (207) 699-2313
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

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

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, 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
Other areas of legal assistance: Public Benefits
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, Somali, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Appointments scheduled through intake on Fridays from 9am – 1pm. Individuals with criminal histories are served on a limited, case-by-case basis.