Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project serves the most vulnerable immigrants in the Los Angeles Area.

At Esperanza we believe that immigrant rights are human rights. Our organization defends and empowers immigrants facing deportation from the U.S. We provide legal services to children who enter the U.S. unaccompanied, escaping violence in their home country. We also serve adults and entire families fleeing persecution, as well as individuals in immigration detention.

Why give?

As the federal government expands its senseless assault against immigrants, we have been stepping up our defense efforts. Recently, the funding for our community education programs was threatened to be suspended by the Department of Justice, jeopardizing the future of critical legal services that Esperanza provides to immigrants in detention and others facing deportation. Now more than ever, we need your support. Will you stand with us?

How your donation is used

Educate, Defend and Advocate 

Your one time or monthly donation will go towards supporting our work:

  • Representing parents in detention who may have been separated from their families;
  • Representing released youth who entered unaccompanied or have been separated from their families;
  • Supporting our appellate work as we fight the increasingly hostile policies of the current administration; and
  • Providing support services to newly-arrived immigrants who have experienced trauma and need help integrating into their new communities.

Hear from our incredible team

“Esperanza’s mission is important to me because it hits home – my parents at some point were undocumented, my mother was deported in the early 90s (she thankfully now has legal status), and I have loved ones that are being directly affected by the complexities of immigration law.  I am part of this community, and with the skills and knowledge I’ve acquired, I feel a sense of responsibility to do this type of work while I am able to.”  Stephanie, Paralegal with Esperanza

 “I became aware of [Esperanza’s] outstanding work through a friend and I immediately felt that I wanted to be a part of what they were doing. From the beginning I loved the fact that Esperanza existed.  In my mind they were an amazing organization with very well trained attorneys that provided excellent representation to children and families in need. I would say I chose Esperanza because of their advocacy and professionalism." Mariela Camisassa, Pro Bono Attorney for Esperanza

“Esperanza’s mission is to advocate for as many individuals facing deportation as possible. I am proud to be part of a team that works so tirelessly to protect people from an unjust system and hope that we can make a greater change in the way our society treats our vulnerable populations.Kelsey Provo, Staff Attorney


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