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Free Immigration Legal Help

We provide free legal help to people seeking asylum, unaccompanied children, people in immigration detention, and people who have been victims of human trafficking. 

Who's Eligible?

Map of The Advocates' service area, which is Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

We do not charge any legal fees. Our free legal help is available to people whose household income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines and live or are detained in Minnesota, North Dakota, or South Dakota.

Who Can We Help?

Afghan Evacuees

seeking refugee status outside of Afghanistan

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Asylum Seekers

who are afraid to return to their home country

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Detained Immigrants

who may be eligible for release on bond

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Trafficking Survivors

applying for T visas (nonimmigrant status)

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Unaccompanied Minors

who are facing immigration proceedings

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New Client Intake

Tuesdays, 10am-12pm 

Thursdays, 12pm-2pm

New clients must call or complete online intake during intake hours. We cannot help new clients with walk-in intake.

Not in our service area? is a searchable online directory of over 1,000 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states.

Outside the U.S.?

The UN Refugee Agency provides information and legal advice to stateless people through its partners in many countries around the world.