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  • Beware of Dishonest Immigration Consultants [PDF]

    Brochure from the National Consumer Law Center discussing how to look out for dishonest immigration consultants. [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Consumer Law Center
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    Korean / 한국어
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • immi

    Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options. The online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations are always free to use. Immi was created by the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing access to justice for low-income immigrants. Content Detail

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    Immigration Advocates Network
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  • immi Learning Center

    The immi learning center is your resource for learning about U.S. immigration and how to stay in the U.S. legally. Browse the glossary for basic terms and concepts. Or read more detail about common ways to stay in the U.S. Content Detail

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    Immigration Advocates Network
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  • immi - Search for Legal Help

    Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options. Our online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations are always free to use. Immi works with legal aid organizations across the U.S. to connect immigrants to legal help. Enter your address or zip code to see a list of organizations in your area. Content Detail

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    Immigration Advocates Network
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    Spanish / Español
  • Information for Pro Se Litigants

    These self-help materials from the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project are designed for detainees to use in representing themselves when applying for some common forms of legal relief from removal. These materials are written for detainees in Arizona and were last updated in 2007. Note: These publications are meant to provide useful basic information about immigration law and detention in removal in Arizona and were created in the course of the Florence Project's work. Under no circumstances do they constitute legal advice. Content Detail

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    Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
  • KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Everyone has certain basic rights, no matter who is president

    Description of the basic rights everyone living in the United States, including undocumented immigrants, have under the United State Constitution. Content Detail

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    National Immigration Law Center
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    Korean / 한국어
    Chinese / 中文
  • Legal Help for Unaccompanied Minors in Immigration

    The Unaccompanied Children Resource Center maintains a directory of free and low-cost immigration legal services providers that can be searched by state, county or zip code, as well as information about what happens in immigration court and information on requirements to secure status in certain special circumstances. Content Detail

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    Unaccompanied Children Resource Center
  • Notarios Notorios (Notorious Notarios) (Video)

    A notary public in America is not the equivalent of a notario publico in Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico. A notary public is not a lawyer and is not authorized by the state to give legal advice or provide legal services. This video from the Visual Legal Advocacy Project at Penn Law, which is in Spanish and English, is intended to assist consumers in avoiding confusion between notaries and notarios when seeking legal help with immigration matters. (19:38) Read More

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    Visual Legal Advocacy Project - Penn Law
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    Spanish / Español
  • Tips on Protecting Yourself When You Hire an Immigration Lawyer or Legal Advisor (Video)

    These videos from the Visual Legal Advocacy Project at Penn Law offer information useful to anyone in Pennsylvania seeking competent, state-authorized legal assistance with an immigration matter. One video is in Cantonese and English with Simplified Chinese subtitles; it features attorney Tsiwen M. Law, Esquire. The second video is in Fuzhou and English with Simplified Chinese subtitles; it features attorney Elaine Y. Cheung, Esquire. Read More

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    Visual Legal Advocacy Project - Penn Law
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    Cantonese Chinese / 粵語