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A project of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.

General Line: (213) 251-3505

Fax: (213) 487-0986 

1530 James M Wood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

©2019 by Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project

Designed and created by Luis D Gonzalez for Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project

DIRECT REPRESENTATION FOR DETAINED AND RELEASED ADULTS 

WHO WE SERVE

Esperanza's staff attorneys represent especially vulnerable immigrants within the detained population at Adelanto Detention Facility. These include individuals with mental illness, past criminal history, and particularly complicated legal cases. The adult detainees come from many different countries. Many of them have families and other strong ties to the U.S, while others have recently arrived in the country seeking asylum. In addition, Esperanza represents released adults and families seeking asylum in the United States.

WHAT WE DO

Through the Direct Representation Program, Esperanza attorneys represent adult detainees and released adults and families in immigration removal proceedings. They are also Qualified Representatives for adults deemed mentally incompetent to represent themselves. Our attorneys work hard to change the system to a more humane one that empowers detained  and released adults and families to be knowledgeable of the process and their rights. We provide support and representation to some of the most vulnerable adults who would otherwise have no access to legal services.

To learn how you can help more young immigrants in the Los Angeles area, visit our Get Involved page or consider making a donation to Esperanza here.