Jennifer Archer is an attorney who works with ILAP. The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) provides free and low-cost immigration information and legal assistance to low-income Maine residents. She explained some of the types of cases she has worked on, and drove home the importance of the work that ILAP does.  Many immigrants served have suffered terribly in their native countries and arrive in the US with nothing.  They have sometimes had to leave under threat of death or unjust imprisonment.  Due to their state of poverty here, they may be victimized again.

ILAP's website states that the organization helps Maine's immigrants keep their families together, gain protection from persecution and domestic violence, attain residency and work authorization, and become proud U.S. citizens. ILAP builds stable families and improved opportunities, allowing Maine's immigrants to contribute to their communities for generations to come.