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Centro Presente, Inc.

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Carlos Galvez
    857-256-2981
  • Organization Type: Nonprofit legal services provider

Since 1981, Centro Presente’s Legal Immigration Services Department (LIS) has provided trustworthy, affordable services crucial to the Latin American immigrant community. Some of these services include:

  • Renewal of work permits for members of the ABC program of political asylum (Salvadorans and Guatemalans)
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans and Hondurans
  • NACARA (Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act) applications. This benefits qualified Salvadoran and Guatemalan members of the ABC asylum class. Through NACARA, they can obtain permanent residence
  • Support services: change of address, FOIA requests, copies, CORI requests, photos, etc.
  • Processing of K and V visas
  • Consultations with our legal staff
  • Family petitions, residence renewals, and citizenship petitions
  • Community orientation sessions regarding current migratory laws

The Legal Services Department at Centro Presente is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information or questions about the Legal Immigration Services please contact: Carlos Galvez, Senior Paralegal, at (617) 629-4731 x222.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Massachusetts
  • Area of law: Immigration & Naturalization
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Communities of Color, Human Trafficking Survivors, Immigrants, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Low Income, Torture survivors, Latin-American Immigrant Community
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Weekends
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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