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

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

“I had the opportunity to get up and smile at life, thanks to the people at PAIR. None of this would have been possible if you had not given me a hand when I felt I was drowning.”

“I had the opportunity to get up and smile at life, thanks to the people at PAIR. None of this would have been possible if you had not given me a hand when I felt I was drowning.”

- PAIR ASYLUM CLIENT

- PAIR ASYLUM CLIENT

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STORIES OF HOPE

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 took help from us to win asylum.

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.

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Tomas

“Tomas” fled El Salvador due to severe domestic abuse. He came to the U.S. but was detained by immigration. With our help, Tomas won Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and the right to stay in the U.S, to finish his education and become a productive member of his community.  

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Zara​​​​​​​

“Zara” from Ecuador faced severe beating, bullying, and social isolation due to the fact that she is lesbian. Zara fled to the U.S. and connected with us. With our help, Zara won her case and was granted asylum. Today, she has rebuilt her life and dreams of opening her own business.  

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Fatima

“Fatima” fled Sierra Leone to the U.S. due to the civil war and a forced marriage. During the war, her children fled to a refugee camp in Guinea. With our help, she was granted asylum and she was able to reunite with her children. Fatima is now a U.S. citizen and a volunteer interpreter for PAIR. 

Make a Difference!

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Happy holidays from the PAIR family! As we come to the end of 2018, PAIR sends profound thanks to all who work to protect immigrant rights. Hundreds of PAIR supporters give to empower their immigrant neighbors. Your generosity and dedications allows us to serve more clients each year, bringing them justice, hope, and safety. Our Annual Appeal goal this winter is to raise $45,000 to support our asylum and detention programs and free legal services to over 1,500 PAIR clients. If you would like to learn more or to make your annual gift to PAIR, please click below. 

Latest News


Barr Foundation Grant Award

PAIR received a 3-year Special Initiatives Grant (totaling 100K) by the Barr Foundation for its work to protect vulnerable communities, promote human rights, and protect civil liberties in Massachusetts through legal services and community education.


Thanks to PAIR, immigrant students learn their rights 

The Boston Globe covered "Know Your Rights" Day at Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA), where the PAIR staff and pro bono attorneys met with 500 high school students to discuss basic constitutional and immigration rights. 


PAIR Has Devoted Friends

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly covered PAIR’s post-election immigrant rights work and pro bono partnership with Ropes & Gray LLP: “While it may not have seen Trump windfall, PAIR Project has devoted legal friends.“



PAIR's "Know Your Rights" Initiative

PAIR has launched its community outreach “Know Your Rights” (“KYR”) initiative in response to the increased need for immigration legal services. These efforts are undertaken in partnership with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and local non-profits. Since November 2016, PAIR has trained more than 300 lawyers across the state, and delivered 250 presentations to 10,000 people in community centers, health centers, churches, and schools.


PAIR Selected as TPC Grantee

The Philanthropy Connection announced its ten 2017-2018 grantees, including PAIR, who was selected for its determination to protect immigrant rights and expanded community outreach services.

#AirportLawyers

PAIR, in collaboration with OpenBoston, AILA, and IRAP, has been coordinating volunteer attorneys at Logan Airport to observe CBP’s compliance with the nationwide injunction of the January 27, 2017 executive order.


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