The Legal Project is an in-house legal service directed by Attorney L. Patricia Ice.  Please call for an appointment, as we do not accept walk-ins.

Please note that we do not handle cases in which a person is detained or in jail.

    The Legal Project works on the following kinds of cases:

    •  Form G-639 – Freedom of Information Act Request (you can also do this online)
    • Form I-90 – Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
    • Form I-129F – Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)
    •  Form I-130 – Petition for Alien Relative
    • Form I-131 – Application for Travel Document
    • Form I-360 – Petition for Special Immigrant Status
    • Form I-485 – Application for Permanent Residence and I-485 Supplement A
    • Form I-601 – Application for Waiver for Grounds of Inadmissibility
    • Form I-601A – Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
    • Form I-765 – Application for Employment Authorization
    • Form I-821 – Application for Temporary Protected Status
    • Form I-821D – Consideration for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
    • Form I-864 – Affidavit of Support
    • Form N-400 – Application for Naturalization
    • Form N-600 – Application for Certificate of Citizenship
    • NVC Consular Processing

    We do not prepare tourist visa applications


    The MIRA Legal Project charges Service Fees to complete and submit forms to the government. Most forms also require filing fees to be paid to the Department of Homeland Security or the National Visa Center.


    From time to time the Legal Project collaborates with other organizations to educate immigrants and their families and to train pro bono lawyers to assist with immigration cases.

    The Legal Project works alongside MIRA Community Organizers helping to present Know Your Rights workshops where legal services are crucial in developing Family Safety Planning Toolkits, including:

    • General Power of Attorney;
    • Child Drop-Off and Pick-Up Authorization Form; and
    • Employee Request to Release a Paycheck to Another Authorization Form.

    Deportation Defense:

    The Legal Project no longer handles immigrant detention and/or removal cases in the Immigration Courts.