LEGAL REFERRALS/LOCAL RESOURCES
CENTER FOR NEW AMERICANS IS A PARTICIPATING PARTNER IN THE IMMIGRANT PROTECTION PROJECT (IPP).
The IPP is a coordinated regional effort to provide immigrants in Western Massachusetts with referrals for legal assistance and connections to other services. It is sponsored by the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Western Massachusetts.
The IPP Call Center is open from 3-7 pm Monday through Friday. Please click here to visit the IPP website. The Call Center number is 413-727-8515!
The Call Center is staffed by bilingual (English/Spanish) intake workers. Services can be offered in other languages.
LEGAL AID – FRANKLIN AND HAMPSHIRE COUNTIES
Massachusetts Justice Project
Holyoke Office – 413-533-2660
Western Mass. Legal Services
Greenfield Office – 413-584-4034
LEGAL AID- BOSTON
The Amherst and Northampton Police Departments will not share information with ICE. Please see their statements:
The Immigration Advocates Network – https://www.immigrationlawhelp.org – maintains a national directory of more than 950 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. (Center for New Americans has a partial list of immigration professionals in our area.)
Be aware of scams by service providers. Use competent immigration help, such as mentioned above.
People should know their rights when in contact with an immigration agency.
Informed Immigrant is a continuously-updated resource site for immigrants and allies across the United States.
Attorney General’s Hate Crime Hotline: 1-800-994-3228
(If you feel you are in immediate danger, call 911)
IF FRIENDS AND ADVOCATES WANT TO GET INVOLVED
The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition promotes the rights of immigrants and refugees.
ACLU of Massachusetts has up-to-date information on issues important to immigrants and refugees.
413 Staying Connected is a local advocacy group.