National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles - Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project

  • Location:
    1530 James Wood Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Phone:
    (213) 251-3505
  • Fax:
    (213) 487-0986
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

For over 15 years, Esperanza's experienced immigration attorneys have been providing quality legal services to immigrants and their families in Southern California. This office specializes in complex immigration cases, especially for individuals who may have a criminal record, possible gang affiliation, or complicated prior immigration history. Our existing programs are limited to adults in the Adelanto Detention Center, asylum seeking adults in removal proceedings and unaccompanied minors released to the LA Immigration Court jurisdiction. For more information or to make an appointment for these services, please call (213) 251-3505.

Counties served: Los Angeles
Detention Facilities Served: Adelanto Detention Center (CA)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Asylum applications, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Non-legal services: Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR)
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Farsi, French, Korean, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: This organization staffs an Immigration Court Helpdesk at the Los Angeles Immigration Court (606 S. Olive Street). Take the elevator on the left of the receptionist's desk to the 5th Floor. Both individual information sessions and walk-ins are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM;


Volunteer Coordinator
Carlos Valdes
Other Information

IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service

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