The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII)

  • Location:
    14B Felton Street
    Waltham, MA 02453
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
    (781) 891-1703
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII) is the only group in the U.S. actively empowering students to represent people in asylum, naturalization, and status adjustment cases. Since 2018, TRII has assisted over 100 clients with their immigration cases. The TRII team, comprised of 4 attorneys and 61 trained advocates, including 5 Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representatives, works closely with a diverse community to ensure that no one must face the immigration process alone. Whether TRII clients flee extreme violence or are looking to apply for citizenship, our team enables them to receive the quality immigration representation they deserve.

State served: Massachusetts

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? No
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Asylum applications, Employment authorization, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, 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: Citizenship / Civics classes, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, 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: Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Danish, Dari, English, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Spanish, Swahili, Luganda
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No


Volunteer Coordinator
Doug Smith
(781) 891-6689 Ext. 207