The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) is the premiere provider of free immigration legal services to asylum-seekers and immigrants unjustly detained in Massachusetts. As part of its screening process, PAIR conducts regular asylum intake clinics for non-detained asylum seekers. PAIR also does community outreach giving Know Your Rights presentations for providers and immigrant communities. The presentation includes: current updates on the executive actions which relate to immigration, information about one's constitutional rights when confronted by immigration enforcement and how individuals can prepare in case they are detained. The presentation is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Simplified and Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese.
Intakes for Detained clients: Callers may call PAIR for intake from 1-3 pm Monday through Thursday. Immigration detainees may also call during those times from phones in Immigration jails, which call PAIR directly without charge.
Intakes for Asylum Seekers: Asylum Intakes are done by appointment only. Please contact PAIR if interested in scheduling an intake.