Legal Services


The Immigration Legal Services Division (ILSD) seeks justice for all immigrants—documented and undocumented—by serving the immigrant community with programs that assist applicants to obtain available relief under the immigration laws.

We help reunite immigrant families, enabling them to become full participants in American society. We can also assist with cases involving Violence Against Women (VAWA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for first-time applicants or for renewals if a client’s existing period of DACA is expiring.

Call 323-264-6217 for more information

IILA offers free or low-cost services to qualified clients in the following areas:

ADULT REMOVAL DEFENSE: For immigrants facing a removal hearing in Immigration Court, IILA offers full representation to selected clients seeking asylum, cancellation of removal, or other remedies.  While the bulk of our clients are asylum seekers or torture victims, we will represent other clients as our docket permits.

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS: We represent unaccompanied minors who are seeking asylum before the USCIS, or in Immigration Court.  We also represent those same clients seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJS) orders in either Family Court or Probate Court.  Representation for unaccompanied minors is free of charge and we accept a limited number of cases.

IMMIGRATION DETENTION: If a loved one is being detained by immigration officials, you are probably very worried about them. We understand how difficult this is and we’re here to assist with bond and detained cases for free. Call us today to speak with an immigration attorney.

OTHER IMMIGRATION SERVICES: IILA provides a full range of other immigration services including citizenship and naturalization, residency card renewal, family petition, adjustment of status, consular processing, U-Visa, T-Visa, VAWA, DACA renewal, TPS renewal, and other brief services.  We represent a limited number of these cases free-of-charge and may charge low-cost community prices for applicants who do not qualify for our free services.

ACCESSING OUR SERVICES: A free legal consultation and intake is required before a case can be accepted.  Call 323-264-6217 for a consultation appointment.  Be prepared to tell reception that you want a consultation and the kind of case you have.  For example, I would like a consultation for a family petition, or I would like a consultation for an asylum case. Prospective clients may be asked to provide documentation of household income to qualify for our services.