External Resources

The following agencies offer essential resources to immigrants.

U.S. Department of State – Visa Information 

The state department offers valuable information about traveling to the U.S. and immigration.

Mission Asset Fund (MAF) 

MAF offers zero-interest loans for immigration application filing fees. Applicants who don’t qualify for a fee waiver and need help paying immigration application filing fees can contact MAF for assistance.  

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

VITA offers tax preparation assistance for people earning under $55,000 a year, people with a disability, or people who speak limited English.  

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)

ILRC has many helpful community resources explaining immigration law and helping immigrants understand their rights.   

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

AILA is a membership association for immigration attorneys. They offer a list of private immigration attorneys: https://www.ailalawyer.com/. They also provide the latest information on immigration legislation and related issues, for people who want to understand their rights or take action on immigration: https://www.aila.org/advo-media.

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