This manual is primarily for people who are in Immigration detention in Massachusetts.
The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project prepared this manual with
insights from the Boston College Immigration and Asylum Project; Roger Williams
University School of Law Immigration Clinic; the Center for Immigrants Rights in New
York; the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project; the National Immigration
Project of the National Lawyers Guild; Proyecto Libertad; and the Refugee Immigration
We also thank the Boston Bar Foundation, the Gardiner Howland Shaw
Foundation, the Lenny Zakim Fund, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, the
Massachusetts Bar Foundation, and Presbyterian Church USA for their support of our
These organizations are not part of the government.