Immigration/Refugee Resources

Here are resources to provide assistance to immigrants by helping with legal and social issues, and citizenship assistance.

Office for Refugees & Immigrants (ORI)
Mission Statement for ORI
ORI’s mission is to promote the full participation of refugees and immigrants as self-sufficient individuals and families in the economic, social, and civic life of Massachusetts.
Office for Refugees and Immigrants
600 Washington Street, 4th floor
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617) 727-7888
Fax: (617) 727-1822
TTY: (617) 727-8147
Email: bukia.chalvire@state.ma.us

Citizenship for New Americans Program (CNAP)

ORI supports community-based organizations across the Commonwealth to provide citizenship assistance to low-income refugees and immigrants. The citizenship for New Americans Program (CNAP) assists legal permanent residents of the Commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States. The program provides assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States. Services provided include: ESOL/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services. Please find a list below of the nearest service provider and become a U.S. citizen now!
CNAP Providers List (PDF) pdf format of CNAP Providers List doc format of CNAP Providers List

National Immigration Legal Services Directory – Massachusetts

A resource for legal services for immigrants including Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and more.

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
MIRA Coalition does not provide direct legal services for immigrant families, but works with many organizations that do. Click on the link below of legal service providers and citizenship service providers to assist with immigration needs.
(617) 350-5480

List of Legal Service Providers and Citizenship Service Providers for Immigrants

 

 

Fact Sheet last updated on: 2/9/2017