Our Immigration Law attorneys provide U.S. citizens, permanent residents, refugees and asylum seekers with assistance in family re-unification matters, and help battered immigrant women flee from domestic violence by establishing legal residency under the Violence Against Women Act. Our attorneys also help victims of Human Trafficking who are brought to the U.S. as modern-day slaves and forced to work in the sex trade, sweatshops, fields, and even private homes for meager or non-existent wages.
LAFLA’s Torture Survivors Project conducts outreach in key ethnic communities, where there are large populations of asylees and refugees who have come to the U.S. from countries where torture is commonly committed. These countries include Armenia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Kenya, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Guatemala, Honduras, Iran, Liberia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Somalia, Sudan and Vietnam.
If you need to speak with a LAFLA representative, please call (800) 399-4529.
If you are in deportation proceedings, seeking political asylum, or interested in applying for permanent residency (Green card), please contact someone on our Resources list.
Citizenship: For help with obtaining citizenship, call (213) 640-3918.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and you believe you are eligible to apply for immigration status, please call LAFLA at (800) 399-4529. LAFLA also operates three Domestic Violence Clinics, located at courthouses throughout Los Angeles. We also have four Self Help Legal Access Centers, where our staff and volunteers provide legal information and assistance in filling out paperwork.
The Immigration Law Unit assists low-income clients with the following issues:
Battered Immigrant Women’s Project
Representation in Administrative USCIS and Immigration Court Proceedings