Since 1984, the Asylum Project has provided free legal representation to asylum seekers in the Upper Midwest. The project provides legal services in nearly 500 cases annually.
Minnesota Advocates recruits and trains volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law students to represent individuals who have fled religious, ethnic, political, or gender-based persecution in their countries of origin.
Volunteers are always needed! Attorneys interested in representing an asylum seeker through the Project should join the Probono.Net Asylum Practice Area. Health care professionals are needed to provide pro bono expert evaluations in support of asylum claims. Volunteer interpreters and translators are always needed. For more details click here.
To become a client, call the Asylum Client Line at 612-341-9845. The Project serves asylum seekers residing in Minnesota and torture survivors who are seeking asylum and who reside in North and South Dakota. All clients must meet the Project's income guidelines.