Welcome to ImmDef
Immigrants, even children and the disabled, are not guaranteed an attorney in immigration court in the United States.
This means that every day, here in Los Angeles and across the country, thousands of immigrants are forced to go into court alone and defend themselves against highly educated and trained government attorneys.
Immigrants with lawyers are five times more likely to prevail in their cases. The lack of appointed attorneys deeply impacts immigrants' ability to get a fair hearing and win immigration relief.
Immigrant Defenders Law Center (ImmDef) is a social justice law firm founded to bring us closer to a world where no immigrant is forced to go to court alone. Our dedicated team of attorneys and support staff delivers full-scale deportation defense to nearly 600 immigrants annually. We also provide legal education classes and screenings for approximately
1,300 unaccompanied children in detention each year.
We focus on representing the most marginalized immigrants, including children in immigration detention and adults with mental health challenges. ImmDef uses a unique model of universal representation, which means we accept clients regardless of their eligibility for relief.