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Donate to defend asylum, keep families together, and liberate our clients from ICE prison.

2,600+ Clients

900 + Child clients

23 Countries Represented

Our zealous defenders meet clients where they are, expanding the reach of our services to the most vulnerable people.

Our Children's Representation Project and Detained Youth Empowerment Project have grown so large they accounted for half of all new cases in 2019.

Though our client list ranges from 23 different countries of origin, roughly 78% of all clients originate from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

120 Staff Members

5 Locations

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 one of the largest legal services providers in Southern California.  

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Our Work

It is our long‐term goal to ensure that no immigrant is forced to go to court alone.  

Our Clients

Our young client, Gerson stands behind a United States House of Representatives Podium wearing a suite.


Against tremendous odds, Gerson has overcome immense adversity and secured a spot at an elite university. He is determined to use his accomplishments to help his community. 

Our client, Maura proudly holds a resume we helped her write

More Than a Job

Armed with a work permit and a U-Visa, Maura is finally able to live the contributive life she always aspires to live. 

Our client, Jose gives us a thumbs up hours after being released from Adelanto Detention Center

888 Days in Detention

Locked away in an adult detention center at age 17, Jose's case highlights the underlying injustices people are subjected to within the U.S. immigration court system.

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Our immigration justice system is designed to undermine asylum and immigration pathways. As a result, thousands live in squalor in Mexico's dangerous northern cities, hoping they might be given a chance to seek protection in the United States. Millions in the United States endure unjust immigration laws, deprived of universal rights all while making tremendous contributions to our communities. We are committed to ending these injustices. Will you join us?