Alaska Immigration Justice Project

The Alaska Institute for Justice’s staff strives to ensure that immigrants are aware of their legal rights and options and to provide high-quality, low cost, and free legal representation.

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Immigration law is a technical and complicated area of law. The following information should not be used to determine whether you are eligible for a U or T visa. If you have been the victim of a crime, including domestic violence or human trafficking, you should contact an immigration attorney

Anchorage Office
431 West 7th Ave. Suite 208
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-279-2457
Fax: 907-279-2450
Toll Free: 1-877-273-2457

Juneau Office
9085 Glacier Highway, Suite 204
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: 907-789-1326
Fax: 907-789-1324
Toll Free 1-877-273-2457

Juneau Mailing Address
P.O. Box 35832
Juneau, AK 99803

Our attorneys provide consultations and legal representation in matters including:

    • Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Crimes: AIJ prioritizes assisting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking and certain other crimes to gain protection and lawful status in the United States
    • Family-based immigration: Legal assistance for permanent residents and U.S. citizens who want to apply to bring family members to the United States or to allow family members in the United States to adjust status to become lawful permanent residents
    • Applications for Lawful Permanent Residence: Assistance in completing and filing applications for lawful permanent residence (also known as a “green card”)
    • Naturalization/Citizenship: Legal assistance for permanent residents who want to apply to become U.S. citizens
    • Temporary Protected Status (TPS): Legal assistance for immigrants who qualify for TPS based on their country of origin and dates of immigration
    • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Legal assistance for eligible youth and their families seeking to apply for deferred action and employment authorization
    • Asylum: Legal assistance for people who have or would be persecuted in their home countries to apply for asylum in the United States.
    • Children and Youth: Legal assistance for children who are unaccompanied, abused or neglected in gaining protection and lawful status in the United States
    • Removal/deportation defense: Legal representation for immigrants who are in removal (deportation) proceedings
    • Criminal Consultations: Consultations for defense attorneys or immigrants on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions

Immigration law is a technical and complicated area of law. The following information should not be used to determine whether you are eligible for a U or T visa. If you have been the victim of a crime, including domestic violence or human trafficking, you should contact an immigration attorney

AIJ staff provides comprehensive services to survivors of human trafficking, including US citizens, immigrants and youth. AIJ’s services for trafficking survivors are free, and include trauma-informed legal advocacy, legal representation, and assistance in accessing social services.

AIJ specializes in assisting survivors get access to unique protections available to immigrant victims of human trafficking.

For more information about the immigration options available to you, please call the Anchorage office at (907) 279-2457 or the Juneau office at (907) 789-1326.

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This project was supported under funding awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice Grant Number 2012-VF-GX-K023 awarded to the Alaska Institute for Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions of this report...

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