Through our Direct Representation program, Esperanza staff attorneys take on the cases of unaccompanied children (UCs). The most common forms of relief that we pursue are Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and Asylum but we can pursue any eligible form of relief before USCIS and/or the immigration court. This program is sponsored by Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project.
The Pro Bono Program is responsible for recruiting volunteers, maintaining community partnerships, and placing a select number of cases with volunteer attorneys. Volunteers help Esperanza in various capacities, including interpreting for our clients, assisting with office tasks, organizing events, and doing legal research. Volunteer attorneys contribute by taking cases pro bono, mentoring other attorneys, assisting with our cases, volunteering in our pro se workshops, or being appointed guardian ad litems on our cases. This program is sponsored by Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project.
SBCSC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and conducts a variety of immigration legal services free or low cost. Our legal service team is compose by an Immigration Attorney and Accredited Representatives staff who are able to provide legal representation before the Immigration Court and before USCIS.
SBCSC Attorney and Accredited Representatives provide reliable expertise with cultural sensitivity to the trauma our immigrant community experience daily.
We provide limited legal services to eligible community members in the Inland Empire. Our free legal services are based on household income or you may qualify for a lower fee scale.
Consultations are free! Call us at (909) 885-1992 to schedule an appointment for a telephonic consultation with one member of our team.
This program is sponsored by San Bernardino Community Service Center, Inc.
The Family Unity Program is a direct response to the Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance Policy” that needlessly and inhumanely separated adults from their children upon arrival at the U.S. border.
Since 2018, the Family Unity Project at Immigrant Defenders has provided over 120 families with legal assistance and helped them find and contact their family members with whom they were unjustly torn apart.
The program works to alleviate the immediate crisis of reunifying families victimized by the separations.
This program is sponsored by Immigrant Defenders.