Southern California Immigration Project

Dedicated to delivering legal services to survivors of human rights violations.

About Southern California Immigration Project (SCIP)

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.

Direct Legal Representation

Our programs and services include pro bono legal immigration services for survivors of persecution or torture.

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Did You Know?

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)
Calexico, CA

San Diego to IRDF: 127 mi.
Los Angeles to IRDF: 228 mi.
Yuma to IRDF: 50 mi.
Otay Mesa Detention Center

Otay Mesa Detention Center

How To Help:

With your help, SCIP can continue to represent asylum seekers who are unable to afford legal representation. SCIP is also dedicated to conducting community outreach.