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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. 

Our Vision

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.

3,000+ Clients

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

4 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 the largest deportation defense nonprofit organization in Southern California.  

Stories of Resilience

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A Family Torn Apart Reunites

ImmDef client Bryan becomes one of the first children to be reunited with his mother under Biden's task force they were forcibly separated during the zero-tolerance policy.

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

Dignity via Legal Defense

Armed with a work permit and a U-Visa, Maura is finally able to able to come out of the shadows and fully contribute to her community, a life she always aspired to live.

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

A Hard Fought Win Brings Justice

Wrongfully detained in an adult detention center while still a minor, Jose's case highlights the underlying injustices people are subjected to within the U.S. immigration court system.

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Giving Tuesday is 11/30/21

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Do your part: Become a Defender

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.