Resources for Waltham's Immigrant Families

Estimada Comunidad de Waltham,

Las Escuelas Públicas de Waltham continúan comprometidas para una comunidad segura, cuidadosa y respetuosa.  Somos muy afortunados de servir a un cuerpo estudiantil diverso, y creemos que este es uno de muchos puntos fuertes de nuestro distrito.

Todos los días trabajamos para hacer del sistema escolar más inclusivo y equitativo.  Con este espíritu, compartimos recursos y apoyo a las familias, especialmente aquellas que podrían verse afectadas por propuestas políticas federales recientes.  Esperamos que estos recursos sean útiles.

Dear Waltham Community,

Waltham Public Schools remains committed to a safe, caring, and respectful community. We are remarkably lucky to serve a diverse student body, and we believe this is one of the many strengths of our district.

Every day we work to make a more inclusive and equitable school system. In this spirit, we share resources and supports with families, especially those who might be impacted by recent federal policy proposals. We hope these resources are helpful.

Online Immigration Screening


Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options with an online screening tool, legal information, and free referrals to nonprofit legal services.

Know Your Rights


The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. 

Informed Immigrant

Informed Immigrant is a resource page and provide guidance and information.


CLINIC promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community legal immigration programs

The Right to Immigration Institute

The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII-pronounced "tree") is a nonprofit and the first of its kind to apply the law school clinic model to the undergraduate level for immigration law. By training undergraduate students so they can become representatives for non-citizens in immigration court, TRII aims to make sure no one must face the immigration process alone. TRII provides help with citizenship, asylum, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and general questions. 

Legal Information


AILA is the only legal association in the United States for immigration attorneys. More than 14,000 immigration lawyers are members of AILA.

Visit the AILA website for more information and resources.

The National Immigration Project

The National Immigration Project promotes justice and equality of treatment in all areas of immigration law, the criminal justice system, and social policies related to immigration. Their area of expertise include criminal and deportation defense and fighting immigration enforcement.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities offers new and future citizens support during the long process of adjusting to new surroundings and becoming active participants in their communities. Our services include Refugee Resettlement, Community Interpreter Services, Immigration Legal Services, and more.

Greater Boston Legal Services

The Immigration Unit within Greater Boston Legal Services provides legal representation and advocates on behalf of low-income immigrants. Their goal is to enable our clients to become documented and ultimately to attain permanent legal status in the United States.

De Novo

De Novo provides high-quality, free civil legal assistance to low-income people living in Greater Boston, and to immigrants and refugees statewide. We offer legal assistance in the areas of housing and homelessness prevention, family law/domestic violence, immigrant and refugee rights, and disability benefits.