Centro Legal’s strong legal rights 和 direct representation immigration program places us in a unique position to advocate for systemic change to the broken immigration system 和 to promote the rights of individuals on a local, 区域, 在全国范围内. In addition to providing legal assistance to low-income immigrants, Centro Legal’s immigration team works with local 和 national partner groups to advocate 和 litigate for reform for individuals in immigration detention.
To promote systemic change on a broader scale, Centro Legal engages in 和 supports a wide array of immigrants’ rights advocacy efforts. We have participated in litigation on immigration detention conditions, provided data 和 legal support for a City of 奥克兰 lawsuit against a “notario” business that defrauded immigrants, 和 are currently engaged in advocacy to increase access to counsel for immigrant detainees. Centro Legal attorneys also participate in quarterly meetings to improve conditions at the various immigration detention centers throughout 加州.
近年来, Centro Legal has been at the forefront of efforts to curtail unlawful collaboration between local law enforcement agencies 和 federal immigration authorities in order to prevent unjust deportations 和 keep immigrant families together.