Southern California Immigration Project (SCIP) is dedicated to delivering legal services to survivors of human rights violations by providing pro bono and low bono legal services to immigrants.
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 and low bono legal immigration services for survivors of persecution or torture.
Immigration court backlog as of Jan 2020 was 1.1 million cases
There are more than 50,000 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)