Southern California Immigration Project is a public interest nonprofit organization dedicated to providing pro bono legal services to survivors of human and civil rights violations.
Our vision is to help put immigrant survivors of human rights abuses on a path toward safety and healing and empower them to educate others in their communities and beyond and pursue full and thriving lives.
Our programs and services include pro bono legal immigration services for survivors of persecution or torture.
Immigration court backlog as of May 2023 was 2.1 million cases
There are more than 28,000 detained immigrants in the United States.
Less than 11% of asylum cases are granted in San Diego immigration court with odds of winning asylum 5 times higher when represented.
The government pays $142.60/day per detainee to incarcerate ICE detainees in IRDF (80% are asylum seekers).
Imperial Regional Detention Facility (IRDF)
Otay Mesa Detention Center