Immigrants' Rights

Public Counsel's Immigrants' Rights Project represents individuals seeking asylum in the United States based on past persecution or a well founded fear of future persecution on account of political opinion, race, religion, nationality or membership in a particular social group. Also assists immigrants who have been abused by a US citizen or permanent resident, and victims of trafficking and other crimes. Read More

Contact Information

To inquire about our services, please call:

  • (213) 385-2977 x 600

Important information for DREAM Act-eligible youth

Important Information for DREAMers

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced interim immigration relief in the form of “Deferred Action” to young people who would otherwise be eligible for the DREAM Act. Click here to get the latest information.

 

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Manual December 2010 This manual supplements Public Counsel's 2010-2011 Guardianship of the Person Attorney Manual, and is designed to assist attorneys in obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status ("SIJS") and lawful permanent residency for children through Probate Court guardianships.
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Other Immigration Options for Children & Youth This book, co-authored by IRP Senior Staff Attorney Kristen Jackson and published by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in 2010, provides background and guidance on protections, procedures, and immigration options for children.
  • Asylum Manual January 2012 This manual was developed by staff attorneys at Public Counsel's Immigrants' Rights Project. It was written for volunteer attorneys working on Public Counsel's pro bono cases. It contains a summary of asylum law and related immigration relief, and guidance for both affirmative asylum applications and defensive applications. The manual includes appendices with samples and other practical materials.