The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) is the premiere provider of pro bono immigration legal services to asylum-seekers and immigrants unjustly detained in Massachusetts. In FY 2013, PAIR pro bono attorney representation exceeded $6.5 million, and overall PAIR has a 95% successful outcome in its asylum cases. PAIR provides hope and a new beginning to asylum-seekers, torture survivors and immigration detainees through your help.
First Circuit Recognizes Past Persecution Based on Mayan Quiche Race and Ethnicity: Ordonez-Quino v. Holder, _F.3d_(1st Circ. 2014).
BIA Now Recognizes Married Women in Guatemala Unable to Leave Their Relationship As Particular Social Group: in A-R-C-G-, 26 I&N Dec. 388 (BIA 2014).
Redesignation and Temporary Protected Status for South Sudanese: Redesignation and TPS extended for South Sudanese.
Temporary Protected Status for Sudanese: TPS for Sudanese has been extended through May 2, 2016.
Boston Marathon: PAIR Charity runners Carlos Cevallos and Jennifer Rikoski finished strong and full of emotion in the Boston Marathon on April 22, 2014. The Boston Globe profiled Jenny here.
Temporary Protected Status for Haitians: TPS for Haitians has been extended through January 22, 2016.
New Phone Number for the Newark Asylum Office: 201-508-6100. Address and fax number remain the same.
Asylum Clock Ticking. New rules are in effect in Immigration Court to start and stop the work authorization clock, as explained here.
New York Bar Funds Counsel for Indigent Detained Immigrants. In a new pilot program, New York City will provide free representation to some indigent detained immigrants in Immigration Court.
New Zip Code for the BIA. Please be sure use it to avoid processing delays.
eRegister. All attorneys practicing before the Immigration Court or Board of Immigration Appeal must eRegister before appearing.
Counsel Ordered for Unrepresented Detainees with Mental Disorders. A federal court in the 9th circuit ordered legal representation for detainees, and issued this injunction.
Pro Bono Work Makes a Difference: Read about the lasting difference pro bono attorneys make by Kathy Henry of Plymouth Rock Assurance, in the Boston Bar Journal.