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What We Do

We provide our services regardless of race or religion.


Know Your Rights

For information regarding your rights from raid to hearing     click here


Information on contacting ICE:

ICE Detention – Finding your family member:

If you believe that a loved one is being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), you can call the ICE detention facilities where you think he or she is being held.  A list of detention facilities is listed on ICE’s website: http://www.ice.gov/pi/dro/facilities.htm

If you are certain that your loved one is being detained, but ICE does not have your love one’s information, you can try calling the US Marshall’s office nearest the detention facility.  Sometimes the US Marshalls will restrict ICE’s ability to give information about the detainee’s identity if the detainee will testify for the US government in a federal case (e.g., against a smuggler).

A list of US Marshall district offices is listed at: http://www.usmarshals.gov/contacts/districts.htm

ICE Detention –  Getting a Family Member released on bond:

If your loved one has been detained, he or she may ask an immigration judge to order his or her release under bond while his or her case is pending.  A bond is an amount of money paid to the Department of Homeland Security to guarantee that the detainee will appear in court for all of his or her hearings and obey the immigration judge’s order.  If your loved one attends all of his or her hearings, and obeys the judge’s order, then the money will be returned to the person who paid the bond at the end of the proceedings (regardless of whether he or she wins or loses).  If your loved one does not appear in court, the money will not be returned and he or she may be ordered removed or deported by the immigration judge.  A judge cannot order a loved one’s release or set a bond if he or she was detained while entering the United States or if he or she has been convicted of serious crimes (although some exceptions apply).  Consult an attorney to discuss whether your loved one is eligible for a bond.  The immigration judge will consider two factors when deciding whether to grant, reduce or increase a bond:

1) Whether your loved one will be a danger to the community and

2) Whether your loved one will be a flight risk if released.

Data compiled from various sources, including the National Immigrant Justice Center, www.immigrantjustice.org.


Resources to Help Unaccompanied Children

The Immigration Advocates Network and the American Bar Association, in partnership with Pro Bono Net, are pleased to announce the launch of a new website, the Unaccompanied Children Resource Center at www.uacresources.org. It was created in response to the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children seeking refuge in the United States.

The site brings together the country’s leading bar association, pro bono lawyers, and resources from leading immigrants’ right organizations to increase access to justice and reduce barriers for children navigating the deportation process. It features training manuals, webinars and practice advisories to help nonprofit legal staff and pro bono attorneys represent children in proceedings. It also includes a national directory of volunteer opportunities for pro bono lawyers, links to key resources, and up-to-date news and events.

For the families and guardians of unaccompanied children, the site offers basic legal information, including videos on what to expect in immigration court, and plain language materials on immigration law and procedure. Children and their guardians can search for legal help through a national directory of nonprofit legal service providers. The website is updated regularly with news, upcoming trainings and events, new developments in the law, materials for clients, and highlights on initiatives and partnerships that share information, match children to counsel, and more.


Protect Yourself – Finding Qualified Advisory and Reporting Fraud

A new initiative by USCIS  – “The Wrong Help Can Hurt” is attempting to get qualified help and stop those exploiting immigrants.  For more information:  Wrong Help Hurts


Questions about college if you are undocumented?   click here