Creating The next generation of immigration lawyers & Advocates
Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) is the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation.
The need for free and competent counsel has never been more critical.
Millions of immigrants are at risk of arrest, detention and deportation - a risk that is greatly magnified when immigrants do not have adequate representation.
Skilled legal assistance is the most direct intervention available to lift immigrant families out of poverty. With legal status, immigrants can obtain lawful employment and have access to economic opportunity.
Cases pending in immigration courts nationwide and rising
An immigrant with representation is 6x more likely to have a successful outcome
Immigrants in deportation proceedings without counsel