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

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
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