For immigrants facing the threat of deportation or pursuing lawful status and citizenship, skilled legal representation can make all the difference. Founded from direct experience with the systemic failings of our broken and outdated immigration system, Immigrant Justice Corps mobilizes quality counsel to meet the needs of immigrants nationwide.
The first and only fellowship of its kind, IJC identifies promising lawyers and advocates passionate about immigration, places them with organizations where they can make the greatest difference and supports them with training and expert insights as they directly assist immigrants in need.
Unlike criminal and family court proceedings, immigrants facing deportation in immigration court do not have a right to counsel if they cannot afford one. Without counsel, most immigrants face a complex and inhumane system without a lawyer by their side. Those with representation are six times more likely to see a successful outcome, and IJC’s free counsel has delivered a 93% success rate in completed cases.
As we work to help thousands of individuals in need each year, IJC is developing the next generation of immigration lawyers and advocates and the shared knowledge of our growing coalition.
Together, we represent access to justice, hope for the future and the courage to stand up for what’s right.