Updated as of 6/18/18:
Resource sheets by region of organizations that provide legal and citizenship services to immigrants:
- Greater Boston Area
- MetroWest/Central Mass Area
- Northeastern Mass/North Shore
- Southeastern Mass & Cape Islands
- Western Mass
On February 8, 2018, Attorney General Maura Healey issued a guide for families impacted by federal immigration policies. The AG's guide, available in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole and English, provides information to help parents who are concerned about their immigration status, along with their service providers and advocates, understand different options for care and custody of a child who remains in the US following parental detention or deportation.
Below please find some helpful resources from the Boston Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) - the majority of which can be used statewide - that can be disseminated to staff, patients and community members regarding immigrant rights. They include:
- MLRI/MCLE Basic Benefits Training Series materials on Immigrants and Public Benefits
- Immigration Clinic Flyer (available in English and Spanish)
- "Know Your Rights" Consumer Alert by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (available in English and Spanish)
- "Rights No Matter Who is President" Advisory (available in Arabic, English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese)
- Massachusetts Attorney General's Hate Crimes Hotline Flyer (available in Arabic, English, Portuguese, and Spanish)
- "Guide to Boston City Services Regardless of Immigration Status" (available in Arabic, English, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese)
- List of Free and Low Cost Refugee & Immigrant Legal Services Throughout Massachusetts
To request materials in additional languages, please contact Liz Sanchez.
- On March 1, 2017, FTLF released a Memo on Immigration Enforcement, with information about "sensitive locations".
- On May 18, 2017, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued Guidance to Health Care Providers and Public Schools on Immigration Enforcement Requests.
- Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Adovacy (MIRA) Coalition has links and resources for immigrants and refugees on "Know Your Rights," immigration enforcement, citizenship, access to healthcare, legal services, ESOL, DACA, etc.
- MOIA is also working with the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project to set-up "Know Your Rights" on-site presentations for organizations and community groups. Please let the League know if you are interested in hosting one of these sessions and we can help facilitate contact.
We will keep you updated on any new information and resources as they become available.