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
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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It is our long‐term goal to ensure that no immigrant is forced to go to court alone.
You are needed in this fight!
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?