The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project is a Portland-based non-profit that provides free legal services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers across the state of Maine.

When Zaineb was finally able to gain refugee status after many years spent living in Iraq, Jordan, and Syria, she was unable to ensure her infant son could come with her. Her son, born in Syria, was not afforded the same protections and refugee status that Zaineb, an Iraqi native, was. With little choice, Zaineb came to the United States, but never stopped fighting to bring her son with her. ILAP stepped in to help with her case and, after many months, Zaineb was reunited with her son.

Listen to her tell her story. For more information, or to find out how to support the organization, visit

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