Family Immigration Law
What we help with
- Green Card Applications
- Marriage Green Card Applications
- Refugee Travel Document
- Employment Authorization Document
- Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition and Immigrant Family Petition
- U.S. Citizenship Application (click here for info on free services!)
- Green Card Renewal/Replacement
- Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
- Request for Fee Waiver
- U Visas
- Application for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Note: countries currently designated for TPS include: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen
What we do
A member of our legal services team will schedule an initial consultation meeting with a potential client to determine the best course of action.
After the initial meeting, if it is determined that IINE can represent a potential client in their immigration case, then the client will be given a list of documents to collect and instructions on making a follow-up appointment with a member of the legal team.
IINE offers services at affordable rates. Clients will understand all fees and pricing at their first consultation meeting.
As a client, a legal team member will fully represent you on your immigration legal matter including preparation for and attendance at USCIS interviews, if deemed necessary and as appropriate.
Note: clients are responsible to provide their own interpreter to be present at the IINE initial consultation, follow-up appointments, and any scheduled USCIS appointments.
Meet our Team
Chiara St. Pierre
As the Managing Attorney of IINE’s growing Immigration Legal Services Program, Chiara St. Pierre oversees a team of attorneys and Department of Justice accredited representatives who provide both family and business immigration services. Under Chiara’s direction, IINE’s Legal Services Program provides immigration assistance to refugees, asylees, immigrants (including students, professionals, and entrepreneurs), and U.S. employers who hire foreign nationals.
Ashley Wellbrock is IINE’s Legal Services Coordinator and a Dept. of Justice Accredited Representative. She has more than a decade of experience working with immigrants and refugees, having served as manager of both Employment Services and Refugee Resettlement programs. Her past experience informs her expertise in many areas of IINE’s practice, including family reunification, marriage visas, and Citizenship applications. Ashley coordinates the Legal team’s workflow, works directly with Boston-based clients, and maintains the practice’s data.
Bethany Gamble is IINE’s Lowell-based DOJ Accredited Representative and Immigration Specialist, serving legal immigration clients in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. With more than 10 years of experience serving refugees, immigrants and underserved populations in New England and abroad, Bethany brings to her work a thorough understanding of the challenges faced by newcomers. A former caseworker for recently arrived refugees, Bethany now assists her clients on a range of immigration matters including citizenship, adjustment of status, and family reunification.
I am more than thankful with the International Institute of New England for all the care and support I got from you all. The amazing job that you do to help foreigners navigate the U.S. immigration system is beyond words. It is a great organization with incredible, talented and kind people I had the pleasure to meet.
Thank you to the team for helping me with my Green Card papers. You are part of my victories!
More About Our Legal Services
The steps of applying for a permanent resident status for an immediate relative / foreign-born spouse involves: multiple immigration forms, multiple documents, and an interview with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). It is very important that all paperwork is completed correctly, and that every deadline is met.
IINE helps you through every step of the Marriage “Green Card” application process, we prepare the application package, prepare you and your spouse for your marriage interview, and we accompany you and your spouse to your USCIS interview.
If you are a refugee or asylee, and would like to apply to reunite with your family members still abroad, our legal team can help with your application for a Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition or an Immigrant Family Petition.
If you are a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card-Holder) and are interested in applying for your U.S. Citizenship, please contact us for information about free application preparation by our legal team, and free classes to help you pass your Citizenship tests. Call: (617) 801-5258 or text: (413) 949-2038. Free Citizenship Preparation Services at IINE are funded by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
As the largest resettlement agency in eastern Massachusetts, IINE offers affordable, competent legal immigration representation critical to helping immigrant and refugee clients realize their dreams of becoming contributing, active U.S. citizens entitled to the opportunities, benefits, and protections of this land.
The LIFS program caseload has served clients from: Iraq, Nepal, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Sri Lanka, Burma, Cambodia, DRC, Senegal, Uganda, Brazil and many other nations. Clients come to our offices from Worcester, Boston, Lowell, Nashua, Manchester, Lynn, Quincy, Dorchester and many other towns and cities.