TO FUND LEGAL SUPPORT FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS
Jewish Family Service (JFS) welcomes asylum seekers and refugees with dignity and compassion to our Southern California region. JFS provides free and low-cost legal representation to both detained and non-detained asylum seekers and operates the San Diego Rapid Response Network Migrant Shelter Services for newly arrived families and individuals seeking asylum in the U.S.
Human Rights First identifies asylum seekers in need of legal assistance and matches them with pro bono counsel to help them through the process of seeking, and ultimately gaining, asylum. Through their representation program, pro bono attorneys are provided with in-depth training, mentorship, and technical assistance to ensure their clients receive the highest quality legal representation.
The Young Center is a champion for the best interests of children who arrive in the United States on their own, from all corners of the world. They serve as trusted allies for children while they are in deportation proceedings, advocating for their best interests, and standing for the creation of a dedicated children’s immigrant justice system that ensures the safety and well-being of every child.
Kids In Need of Defense provides attorneys to represent children seeking asylum at no cost. They have been referred to more than 30,000 children in need of legal assistance. Their dedicated team trains and mentors volunteers throughout their cases. Their staff also provide Know Your Rights presentations in the cities to share vital information with communities in need.
Al Otro Lado provides direct, free, legal services on both sides of the US-Mexico border through a multidisciplinary, client-centered, harm reduction-based practice. They engage in zealous individual representation, medical-legal partnerships, and impact litigation to protect the rights of immigrants and asylum-seekers.
The Immigration Justice Campaign works with a broad network of pro bono allies to serve detained asylum seekers who would otherwise go unrepresented. They advocate for due process and justice for immigrants currently in detention. Their goal is to replace the punitive detention system with a humane approach that includes universal legal representation.