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 DACA Recipients and DACA-Eligible Youths


There are many questions about what will happen to the DACA program once President-Elect Trump takes office in January 2017. The National Immigration Law Center has put together a site with information for DACA recipients and those potentially eligible for DACA: Click here to get the latest information.


  • 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.
  • U Visa Training Manual for Immigration Advocates 3rd Edition - 2018 Revision This manual was developed by Public Counsel staff and was written for volunteer attorneys working on pro bono cases. It contains a summary of U visa law and related immigration relief. The manual includes guidance for completing applications, appendices with samples, and other practical materials.