| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

ABA Immigration Justice Project of San Diego

  • Location:
    2727 Camino del Rio South
    Suite 223
    San Diego, CA 92108
  • Phone:
    (619) 255-8810
  • Fax:
    (619) 255-8792
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

The mission of the ABA Immigration Justice Project (IJP) is to promote due process and access to justice at all levels of the immigration and appellate court system, through the provision of high-quality pro bono legal services for those in immigration proceedings in San Diego. The IJP serves both detained and non-detained individuals, and recruits, trains, and mentors volunteer attorneys and law students representing clients.

Counties served: San Diego
Detention Facilities Served: Otay Mesa Correctional Facility (CA)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Removal hearings
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms
Other areas of legal assistance: Nonprofit Organizations
Non-legal services: Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Individuals detained at Otay Mesa may be added to our Legal Orientation Program waiting list by either calling (619) 255-8817 or submitting a request at the detention center to attend "LOP." Non-detained individuals may attend a free legal orientation on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 AM by appointment. The orientation is held at the San Diego Immigration Court located at 401 W. A Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101. Appointments are required. There is no cost to attend.
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