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 a special evening and powerful moment to honor all who work so hard to assist our vibrant
immigrant community

PAIR provides free immigration services to asylum seekers & detained immigrants, helping with their legal rights and legal representation

PAIR provides free immigration services to asylum seekers & detained immigrants, helping with their legal rights and legal representation

PAIR provides free immigration services to indigent asylum seekers and detained immigrants, assuring fairness and access to justice.

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The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project provides free legal services to indigent asylum seekers and detained immigrants, assuring fairness and access to justice. For 32 years, PAIR's Annual Gala has stood out as a gathering of community allies who are committed to supporting PAIR and immigrant rights through volunteerism, corporate sponsorship, and donations to PAIR's Fund the Mission driveThe 2021 PAIR Gala will be held on Monday, June 7th at 6:00 p.m EST

Each dollar donated to PAIR is one more immigrant’s dream of a better life realized, one more helping hand to those desperately in need of legal aid, and one more asylum seeker who has the opportunity to find their voice and live their dream. Join us as we learn about the powerful journeys that PAIR clients take to achieve justice, hope and safety!

STORY OF HOPE

Chris

In 2019, PAIR received a referral for Chris, a student in a Boston Public School. A teacher at the school, where PAIR has been offering Know Your Rights workshops for several years, had reached out about Chris' case. Chris is from Haiti, where he experienced a difficult childhood, facing social ostracization and inadequate resources for a medical condition that caused progressive vision loss. He came to the U.S. in 2016 to seek a diagnosis. Once he knew that his condition was permanent and that he needed resources that he could not access in Haiti, Chris sought to make the U.S. his home,  but without any knowledge of how to seek legal status. PAIR ultimately accepted Chris' case for pro bono representation. With support from his PAIR attorney, and after a several month legal process amidst the pandemic, Chris was granted Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in April 2021 and is on a pathway to lawful permanent residence. Chris is currently an undergraduate studying computer science at Northeastern University. His goal in the future is to help his Haitian community and other legally blind individuals with coding projects. 

Irene

“Irene” was forced to flee Uganda after she was targeted by government forces. She was arrested, detained, and brutally beaten for daring to oppose the government. Irene came to the U.S. where she too help from us to win asylum.

Client Testimonies

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Luca

 "I want to thank PAIR for all the help and affection they have had with me. They are angels in my life. Thank God for putting them in my way. I wish the best things in their life, a lot of peace, health and happiness. Their work is beautiful and I do not even have words to thank them."

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Eloise

"When I began the asylum process, I had very little knowledge about how to go about it. The information and advice my PAIR attorney gave and, in particular, her help organizing my application, orienting and preparing me for the interview, made all the difference in helping me win my case."

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Benaiah

"Because of PAIR’s work and efforts and what they do, thousands of people are alive, are in safe environments, and live and thrive with peace and liberty. It’s because of PAIR that thousands of people like myself are part of this great American story. Thank you PAIR staff and volunteers!"

2021 Awardees 

Click each profile to learn more about their work with PAIR

Pro Bono Asylum Award

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Pro Bono Detention Award

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Pro Bono Law Firm Award

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Pro Bono Mentor Award

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Pro Bono Interpreter Award 

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Outstanding Service Award 

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Business Leader in Human Rights Award 

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Sarah B. Ignatius Award for Excellence in Law  

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2021 Gala Sponsors

Elite Level

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Diamond Level

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mintz diamond
wilmerhale diamond

Platinum Level

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2021 gala platinum sponsors – kraft group
thomson reuters_platinum

Gold Level

2021 gala gold sponsor – baring
2021 gala gold sponsor – fish & richarson
2021 gala gold sponsor – foley & lardner
2021 gala gold sponsor – fragomen
2021 gala gold sponsor – john hancock
2021 gala gold sponsor – liberty mutual
2021 gala gold sponsor – massmutual
2021 gala gold sponsor – sherin & lodgen
2021 gala gold sponsor – morgan lewis
2021 gala gold sponsors – sidley
2021 gala gold sponsor – vertex
2021 gala gold sponsor – orrick
2021 gala gold sponsors – skadden

Silver Level

2021 gala silver sponsors – bc law
2021 gala silver sponsors – dla piper
2021 gala silver sponsors – fidelity
2021 gala silver sponsors – nutter
2021 gala silver sponsors – seyfarth1
2021 gala silver sponsors – todd & weld1
2021 gala silver sponsors – wolf greenfield

Benefactor Level

2021 gala benefactor sponsors – dain torpy
2021 gala benefactor sponsors – locke lord
2021 gala benefactor sponsors – dell
2021 gala benefactor sponsors – mcdermott
2021 gala benefactor sponsors – demeo
2021 gala benefactor sponsors – messing
2021 gala benefactor sponsors – littler
2021 gala benefactor sponsors – microsoft
2021 gala benefactor sponsors – pierce atwood
2021 gala benefactor sponsors – proskauer
2021 gala benefactor sponsors – rsst law
2021 gala benefactor sponsors – sheehan

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Support our work by making a donation, volunteering on a case,
or becoming a pro bono partner.
 

Support our work by making a donation, volunteering on a case, or becoming a pro bono partner. 

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