Legal Resources


PAIR Manuals

“Representing Asylum Seekers Pro Bono Attorney Training Manual”

“Self-Help Manual for Immigration Detainees”

“Getting Out of Detention After a Deportation Order”

“Pro Se Asylum Manual”

“Pro Se Refugee Manual”

“Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Manual”

PAIR Sample Motions

Appearing at a Master Calendar Hearing in Immigration Court

Sample Certificate of Translation

Sample Motion for Late Filing

Sample Motion to Change Venue

Sample Motion to Withdraw and Substitute

Helpful Asylum Materials:

Resources for Detainees in Immigration Detention

  • Deportation 101 Manual in Spanish and English, providing basics on detention and deportation and community organizing in response to deportation, available for download
  • Know Your Rights: What to Do if Stopped by Immigration prepared by PAIR Project, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, Migrant Network Coalition of Lexington, Kentucky, and National Immigration Law Center

lawyer filling out forms


EOIR Forms: Please visit the forms page of EOIR. 

USCIS Forms: For USCIS forms, please visit the forms page at USCIS. 

Useful Links: The following non-profit organizations and government agencies provide valuable information on legal aspects of asylum, deportation, and immigration:

Local Organizations

Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston
Community Legal Services and Counseling Center (CLSACC)
Greater Boston Legal Services
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP Maine)
International Institute of Boston
Irish International Immigrant Center
Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts
Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians – City of Boston
Refugee Immigration Ministry
Victim Rights Law Center

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Governmental Resources

Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
EOIR – Boston
EOIR Forms
EOIR Virtual Law Library
EOIR Virtual Law Library – Board of Immigration Appeals Decisions
European Court of Human Rights
Federal Register 
FindLaw – Search federal case law, international law
Immigration Detention Facilities – under ICE Office of Detention and Removal
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
International Court of Justice
Library of Congress – Country Studies
Library of Congress – Portals to the World
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
USCIS Asylum Officer Training Manual
U.S. Code, Title 8 – Aliens and Nationality
U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
U.S. Social Security Administration

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