Who We Are
Immigrant Defenders Law Center (ImmDef) is a next-generation social justice law firm that defends our immigrant communities against injustices in the immigration system.
We envision a future where no immigrant is forced to face an unjust immigration system alone.
What We Do
Our team provides full‐scale deportation defense legal representation, legal education, and links to social services to approximately 3,000 detained or non-detained adults and children in Southern California annually.
Our zealous legal team provides legal representation and education to nearly 3,000 clients annually.
1,200 + Child clients
Without our Children's Representation Project and Detained Youth Empowerment Project, children would be forced to represent themselves in court.
23 Countries Represented
ImmDef's clients come from 23 different countries of origin, roughly 78% of all clients originate from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
130 Staff Members
ImmDef has grown at a tremendous pace in order to meet the growing need for life-saving legal services in immigrant communities.
With offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Riverside we are the largest deportation defense nonprofit organization in Southern California.
Stories of Resilience
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Our broken immigration justice system is designed to undermine asylum and immigration pathways. As a result, community members and safety seeking families and individuals are deprived of living with dignity while making tremendous contributions to our communities.
We are committed to ending these injustices.