Our eligibility requirements can change depending on the case-load of our attorneys, current demand for services, and activity in the immigration community around the country. However, our standard eligibility criteria for direct legal representation include:
- Status: NWIRP supports immigrants, asylum-seekers and refugees. Income: NWIRP typically works with individuals who have an annual income of less than $13,000 US, or those in a household of four with an annual income of less than $26,500 US.
- Hardship in Home Country: NWIRP often takes cases of those who risk returning to countries where they would face significant hardships.
- Cases of Abuse: NWIRP tries to help those who lack legal status and are being physically or emotionally abused by someone in their family.
- Other factors, such as language barriers, age of applicant, and situation with dependents, are taken into account when deciding whether to take your case.
If you have an immigration question and believe you meet these criteria, please contact the appropriate office.