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Immigrant Defenders Law Center

The nonprofit social-justice law firm provides legal aid to individuals facing injustices in the immigration system.

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Immigrant Defenders Law Center

With a team of more than 40 staffers, Immigrant Defenders Law Center (ImmDef) is a premier immigrants' rights organization located in the heart of Los Angeles. ImmDef's expert services include legal representation, community education, and advocacy. Founded in 2015, the organization uses a unique universal-representation model, by which it accepts the most marginalized of immigrants as clients.

ImmDef operates the Adult Representation Project and Children's Representation Project, both of which represent individuals who are being held in detention facilities. Many of the clients served by the Adult Representation Project struggle with mental illness. Additionally, ImmDef and the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law have partnered to form the Post-Conviction Relief Fellowship, which offers representation for immigrants involved in the criminal justice system. Each year, ImmDef provides representation in 600 new cases, half of which involve unaccompanied minors. 

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