Immigration Legal Services

We can help with immigration applications.

We offer many services ourselves and can direct you to resources for others.

We offer direct assistance with:

  • Family Immigration
    For Family of US Citizens or People with a Green Card, Inside and Outside the United States
  • Green Card Applications
    For Renewal, Asylum Granted for 1 year, Refugees, and Other Qualifying Applicants
  • Humanitarian Applications – TPS, VAWA, DACA Renewals.
    • TPS (Temporary Protected Status) is currently available to people from: Burma  (Myanmar), El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Ukraine.
  • Employment Authorization – For Qualifying Statuses
  • Travel Documents – For Statuses Requiring Special Permission to Re-Enter the United States
  • Fee Waivers– For Government Application Fees
  • USCIS Change of Address
  • other services determined by intake review

Process for Immigration Support


Call or email Center for New Americans (CNA).


Get scheduled for an intake.


Immigration attorney reviews the intake.


We contact you to schedule a consultation phone call with the attorney.


The attorney answers your questions during the consultation and lets you know if CNA can help you with services.


If we can help, a paralegal will contact you to start your case.

If you need services we cannot provide, we help connect you to a provider.

Massachusetts-based Immigration Resources

The Immigrant Protection Project  – (open 3-7 pm Monday-Friday) –  413-727-8515.

Central West Justice Center – 800-649-3718.

Community Legal Aid – 855-252-5342.

Lawyers for Civil Rights – 617-482-1145

The Amherst and Northampton Police Departments will not share information with ICE. Please see their statements:

List of Referrals in Massachusetts

Free Immigration Clinic in Cambridge 

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.

National Immigration Resources

​The Immigration Advocates Network 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.)

Informed Immigrant is a continuously updated resource site for immigrants and allies across the United States.

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.