Everything deserves a second chance! ILAP has two raffle prizes that were unclaimed from Celesoirée and we want to give them away! To be eligible, just click on the link below and make a $10 donation between now and Noon Friday, April 18 for TWO chances to win! We will randomly select winners Friday at Noon and notify the winners.
Prizes: a handmade in Maine Anchorpak small, ocean blue bag and a gift certificate combo of $25 at the Pepper Club and a facial with Parks McKinney.
Enter to win here
Bid on a timeshare in Florida and never buy hotel rooms at Disney again! ILAP is partnering with Serenity Place in NH to offer a two bedroom condo timeshare for sale by bidding at the Live Auction during CeleSoire! This property is minutes from all the major attractions and is valid for the second week of February annually. Bidding starts at $1000, the property is valued at $4-10K! Annual maintenance fees are $800. See the resort here. Come to CeleSoire ready to bid April 4th. Get tickets before they are sold out!
ILAP's Tenth Annual CeleSoire is April 4th! Join us to see Pulitzer Prize winning Maine author Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kittredge, The Burgess Boys) give the keynote. There will be art for sale, multicultural music and dance performances from Voix des Anges, Olas, Primo Cubano and more, fantastic networking and a delicious menu planned. Get ready for the restaurant raffle, and a live auction featuring travel, art, adventure and more. Tickets on sale now.
3/2014 Donate if you can't CELEbrate with us! Use the Donate Now button, above right, to make a gift to ILAP in lieu of joining us April 4th. Every gift helps ILAP continue our important community work with low income immigrants. Thanks!
Congratulations to ILAP's BIA Accredited Representative Andrea Summers! Andi has been granted approval from the Board of Immigration Appeals for her Full Accreditation, assigning her credentials to represent clients in removal hearings.
1/2014 Testimony in Augusta ILAP Executive Director Sue Roche and Board member Maxwell Chikuta testified recently with other opponents to a proposed rules change that would eliminate new Mainers from accessing General Assistance. View video of all the testimony here.
Congratulations to ILAP Pro Bono attorney David Kreisler of Terry Garmey & Associates who won a defensive asylum case before the Boston Immigration Court for an Ethiopian individual that fled Ethiopia to escape persecution.
Welcome to our newest ILAP staff Philip Mantis and Olivia Orr! ILAP is proud to announce the addition of two new staff members, Asylum Coordinator Attorney Phil Mantis and Development and Program Associate Olivia Orr in February. Read their bios here.
ILAP Executive Director Susan Roche and UMaine Law Professor Anna Welch wrote a piece on comprehensive immigration reform in the Portland Press Herald. Read it here.
After a year of work, ILAP’s Pro Se Manual has arrived! This Manual provides a step-by-step guide to applying for asylum in the United States (U.S.) for individuals without lawyers.