The D.E.A.R. Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) new non-profit organization aimed to protect immigrant rights and to promote social justice through legal empowerment programs such as educational activities and legal support. The organization serves low-income immigrant families from Wake, Durham, Orange and Alamance counties, among other areas in North Carolina.

Since November 2013, D.E.A.R. has served more than 4,500  low-income immigrants in North Carolina. More than 1,400 legal representations before federal and district courts, board of appeals and administrative agencies in cases related to immigration, criminal, family and traffic law.  Currently, the organization manages a caseload of more than 500 open cases, the majority of which are immigration related. D.E.A.R. has rapidly and efficiently grown over the last year. As part of its capacity building agenda, the organization has established several partnerships with policy stakeholders, student associations from local Universities, and well-known and established non-profit organizations.    




The Immigration Program (TIP)

This program includes three projects: the Victim Impact Program (VIP), Refugee & Asylum Services, and the United Family Program. TIP includes two main activities: (i) legal services for indigent and low-income immigrant families; and (ii) workshops and conferences aimed at legal empowering immigrant communities. 

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Complimentary Immigrant Service Program (CIS)

This program is aimed to provide supplementary services to the immigrant community in order to prevent and reduce immigrant rights violations. CIS includes two main activities: (i) Legal services for indigent immigrants related to state law such as criminal, traffic, family and labor law, and housing rights; and (ii) Community outreach through conferences, volunteer services, translations/interpretations and general information provider services.

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D.E.A.R. provides pro-and low-bono legal services and assistance to low-income immigrant families and individuals who are unable to afford private legal services. We serve the immigrant community that falls below the 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines. 



If you want to practice your Spanish or English and you want to be more involved with immigration issues, please fill out a google form here, or call us at 919-803-0559 to ask for volunteers opportunities. We will certify the time that you work as a volunteer.

Sí quieres practicar tu Español o tu Inglés, o si quieres entender más sobre inmigración, por favor envíanos un correo electrónico a través de esta página de internet aquí o llámanos al 919-803-0559. Nosotros certificaremos el tiempo que nos diste como voluntario.