| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

Public Counsel - Immigrants' Rights Project

  • Location:
    610 S. Ardmore Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90005
  • Phone:
    (213) 385-2977 ext. 296
  • Fax:
    (213) 385-9089
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Contact Anthony Perez at number listed
  • Appointments accepted:

Public Counsel provides pro bono legal services to low-income and indigent clients in a variety of legal areas. Its Immigrants' Rights Project ("IRP") represents immigrants before USCIS, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The majority of our immigration work involves representation of non-citizens seeking Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U Visas, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The IRP is also engaged in impact litigation to protect the rights of non-citizens.

Counties served: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
Detention Facilities Served: Adelanto Detention Center (CA), James A. Musick Jail (CA), Theo Lacy Facility (CA)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Education, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Veterans
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), 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: Unaccompanied child-related inquiries should be directed to Cecilia Bonilla at ext. 182 or emailed to


Volunteer Coordinator
(213) 385-2977 ext. 163
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