Legal Support and Litigation
American Bar Association This page lists free or low cost immigration legal service providers throughout the country.
American Immigration Law Foundation Provides invaluable Practice Advisories on current issues in immigration law.
Asylum Law.org Provides very useful information about asylum law in the U.S. and internationally. Links directly to human rights websites to research country conditions. Has database ranking Immigration Judge’s on frequency of asylum grants.
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies Has great primary source materials on gender-based asylum claims, including domestic violence, female genital mutilation, rape, and sexual orientation issues.
Center for Justice and Accountability An international human rights organization, CJA uses litigation to hold perpetrators individually accountable for human rights abuses, develop human rights law, and advance the rule of law in countries transitioning from periods of abuse.
Detained Torture Survivor Legal Support Network A program of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS). LIRS identifies torture survivors lost in the U.S. detention center system, advocates for their rights, and offers legal representation.
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Florence, Arizona. The Florence Project provides free legal care to refugees held in detention centers in Florence and Eloy, Arizona.
Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center FIAC is a not-for-profit legal assistance organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the basic human rights of immigrants of all nationalities at the local, state and national levels.
Greater Boston Legal Services, Immigration Unit works with asylum seekers and other immigrants and refugees, including those who have experienced torture and other forms of trauma.
Human Rights First Human Rights First, formerly the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, promotes human rights through legal and advocacy work. Their Web site has access to many articles and resources related to political asylum, national and international policy, and torture.
National Immigration Law Center NILC focuses its activities on the legal protection of immigrants and refugees in the United States.
Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center PIRC is a legal services organization that offers extensive legal assistance to refugee torture survivors held in detention centers, primarily in York County Prison.
Political Asylum Research and Documentation Service This website also gives statistical information grant rate of Immigration Judges as well as useful primary source material.
Probono net A great way for lawyers seeking to perform pro bono work to get involved.