Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

A nonprofit organization

For immigrants and refugees, so much is uncertain.

But what is certain, is that the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota will be here to help them navigate their immigration legal journey every step of the way. 

At the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM), our mission is to enhance opportunities for immigrants and refugees through legal representation for low-income individuals, and through education and advocacy with diverse communities. We live out that mission in three key areas: 

By remedying legal problems as the only legal services agency in Minnesota that offers free, comprehensive immigration services statewide to low-income immigrants, regardless of their legal status or case type  

By preventing legal problems through immigration law-related education to immigrants and refugees of all nationalities, which alerts families and networks to available legal protections and rights; and

By advocating at the local, state, and national levels of government to encourage public policy that is both compassionate and practical and protects the universal human rights of immigrants and refugees.

ILCM serves clients in the Twin Cities through our two St. Paul offices and clients in Greater Minnesota through our offices in Worthington, Austin, and Moorhead. In 2022, ILCM also expanded our reach to North Dakota through our office in Fargo. We were founded in 1996 and over the span of 26 years, ILCM has provided legal services in almost 46,000 cases, impacting over 138,000 individuals. It’s truly amazing what we can accomplish together.

We know the pathway to citizenship is broken and nearly impossible to navigate. For 26 years, ILCM has been representing and advocating for immigrants as they navigate the long, complicated process of becoming a U.S. citizen. The needs of our clients are ever-changing. And at the same time, the unmet need across Minnesota continues to rise as foreign-born populations make up more of our communities.

We need your help today to give a gift of certainty to immigrants and refugees in our community.

Because behind every statistic, there is an immigrant or refugee in our community telling us:

I was never able to feel secure in my future”

“How could I explain that ‘home’ for me is just ‘limbo’?”

“’I was happy, I was hopeful, that I could be living here and not looking over my shoulder. That I will have access to all the opportunity that is here.”

By supporting ILCM this Give to the Max Day, you’ll be helping provide immigrants and refugees in Minnesota the legal support and education they need to help them achieve their dreams. You’ll be helping secure legal status in the United States and overcome barriers to obtaining work authorization and citizenship. Your support allows ILCM to continue our work so that our clients can make meaningful improvements in their lives, giving them and their families the opportunity for a safe and sustainable future in Minnesota.

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450 Syndicate St. N Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55104



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