Greater Boston’s Immigrant Defense Fund, part of the Delivering on the Dream (DOTD) national funding network, is a public-private partnership and funder collaborative committed to building Greater Boston’s capacity to protect and defend our immigrant and refugee communities by increasing access to the following critical resources and services:
• Legal representation for individuals facing deportation proceedings in Immigration Court who cannot afford a lawyer
• Community education and preparedness programming such as Know Your Rights trainings, legal screenings and referrals, etc.
Greater Boston is home to over 800,000 immigrant and refugee residents, including an estimated 180,000 individuals without immigration status who may need deportation defense. Collectively, they contribute to the economic vitality and vibrant cultural fabric of our communities.
Our first round of funding is now complete. Please stay tuned for updates on future rounds of funding, and visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.