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Sharing your time and talents with Immigration Equality can have a life-changing impact – both for you and our clients! You’ll meet new people and have some fun along the way.

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Join Our Pro Bono Network

In order to keep up with our surging caseload, we must continue to expand Immigration Equality’s Pro Bono Network. We need more attorneys, more law firms, and more coverage, especially in the South and the West. The larger our network is, the more LGBTQ immigrants we can help.

One of our clients, after her gay friend’s body was dumped in her yard as a warning to her, walked here from Central America. She found us through Immigration Equality, and we are now working with her on her green card application. Every time she comes to see me or one of the other lawyers at Fried Frank, she says, “You saved my life.” And I always think, “You saved your life; we just did some paperwork.”

— Jennifer Colyer, Fried Frank

Even experienced immigration attorneys may be unfamiliar with or insensitive to the unique issues of discrimination that confront the LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrant communities. That is why we continue to grow our network of LGBTQ-friendly attorneys ready to take immigration cases pro bono. Immigration Equality can train and support you the entire way!

If you are an attorney interested in learning more about joining Immigration Equality’s Pro Bono Network, please fill out the form below.  If you are an LGBTQ or HIV-positive immigrant seeking legal help, please do not fill out this form. Instead, contact us through this link:  http://www.immigrationequality.org/get-legal-help/#.

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We Need More Translators

Immigration Equality has clients from all over the world. We have a multilingual staff (fluent in Cantonese, English, French, Mandarin, Russian, Serbian and Spanish), but we can always use more translators. It is important for our clients to be able to share their stories in their native languages. Translators help us during interviews with clients, while we put together asylum applications, and even in courtroom proceedings. What languages are you fluent in?

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Help in our New York City office

There are always plenty of daily tasks and special events we could use help with. Please fill out a short form here and we will be in touch to tell you more about current volunteer opportunities.

Internships & Fellowships

Each department has different opportunities for you to contribute to Immigration Equality and build your resume.

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