Catholic Charities of Los Angeles - Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
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.
|Detention Facilities Served:
||Adelanto Detention Center (CA)
|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)
||Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR)
||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
||English, Farsi, French, Korean, Spanish
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?
||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; https://www.esperanza-la.org/programs-ce-undetained-adults-fam