Dear Friends of Esperanza,

At Esperanza the safety and well-being of our staff, clients, and volunteers are a priority. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the federal, state, and local orders, Esperanza’s offices will be closed until further notice. However, we know that the immigrant community needs us the most in this difficult time. We will continue to be there for the immigrant community by providing most of our services telephonically. For any general inquiries, please call (213) 534-7594. For program specific inquiries please see the information below:

Immigration Court Help Desk (ICH) - Click here for information on services for unrepresented immigrants in removal proceedings.

Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Minors (LOPC) - Click here for information on services for custodians of unaccompanied minors.

Legal Orientation Program for Detained Adults (LOP) - Click here for information on services for detained adults at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center.

Click here for information and resources available during this COVID-19 crisis. Haga clic aquí para información y recursos disponibles durante COVID-19.

Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project is a public interest legal organization serving some of the most vulnerable immigrants in the Los Angeles area.

We believe that all immigrants deserve access to education and representation. We teach, defend, and empower children and adults by giving them the tools they need to navigate the complex immigration system. Because here at Esperanza, we believe that
immigrant rights are human rights.


Individuals represented by Esperanza staff, free of charge.


Legal services provided annually.


Cases placed with partner organizations or pro bono attorneys.

Mauro Fernandez 

Paralegal Manager

"The literal definition of esperanza is hope, but this organization has redefined the word for me now. Esperanza now means empowerment to me"

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A project of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.

General Line: (213) 251-3505

Fax: (213) 487-0986 

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