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.
120 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.
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We envision a future where no immigrant is forced to face an unjust immigration system alone.
Stories of Resilience
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Our broken immigration justice system is designed to undermine asylum and immigration pathways. As a result, thousands live in squalor in Mexico's dangerous northern cities, holding on to hope that they can access their right to asylum protections in the United States. Our undocumented community members endure unjust immigration laws and are deprived of living with dignity while making tremendous contributions to our communities. We are committed to ending these injustices. Join us by donating today!