Volunteer Guide

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services - Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Services (St. Paul Office)

  • Location:
    450 N. Syndicate St
    Suite 285
    St. Paul, MN 55104
  • Phone:
    (651) 291-2837
  • Toll-free:
  • Fax:
    (651) 645-0757
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Services provides immigration services to low-income clients in the east metro and southern Minnesota. Services include naturalization, adjustment of status (family and refugee/asylee), U Visa, VAWA, visa petitions for spouses and minor children, and replacement of lost/stolen/expired immigration documents.

Counties served: Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Cottonwood, Dakota, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, Le Sueur, Martin, McLeod, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Ramsey, Redwood, Rice, Rock, Scott, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, Winona

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Other areas of legal assistance: Family & Juvenile
Non-legal services: Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities
Languages spoken: English, Filipino, Hmong, Khmer, Laotian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Serves low-income clients under 125% FPG. Organization is LSC-funded and follows LSC eligibility guidelines.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 3
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: 1

Additional Details

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