MWLS’ Immigration Unit serves immigrants by helping them to secure a permanent immigration status in the United States and keep their families together. MWLS helps immigrant adult and juvenile survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes to apply for immigration statuses in the United States.

Specifically, MWLS’ Immigration Unit represents immigrants before the Immigration Court and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in the following types of cases:

In addition to direct representation services, the Immigration Unit conducts outreach to and maintains relationships with community based organizations that serve low income immigrants in the Metrowest area. Our immigration advocates provide “Know Your Rights” trainings and on-going immigration legal clinics to immigrant and community based organizations.

Immigrants who are eligible for MWLS’ Services and who are seeking legal assistance with their own immigration process may call MWLS for an intake at (508) 620-1830. All of MWLS legal services are free to eligible individuals.

Helpful Links


  • Mass Legal Help
    Massachusetts legal aid programs put together this website to help you find practical information about your legal rights.  For example, information about issues regarding health and mental health, Special Education services, immigration and many more areas.