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ISLA
IMMIGRATION SERVICES & LEGAL ADVOCACY

OUR MISSION

Immigration Services and Legal Advocacy (ISLA) is a legal services organization that defends the rights of our immigrant communities and advocates for just and humane immigration policy.

Immigration Services and Legal Advocacy (ISLA) is a section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Donations to ISLA are tax-deductible.

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WHAT WE DO

Immigrants in the United States are not entitled to an attorney in their removal proceedings.  Instead, if they cannot afford an attorney, they are forced to present their legal cases before an immigration judge on their own. This typically takes place in a foreign language, and against a trained attorney representing the government.  In an attempt to even the playing field, ISLA attorneys visit detained immigrants at the eleven ICE Processing Centers in the region on a weekly basis and provide pro bono representation under a universal representation model before the Immigration Courts.  Through this service, ISLA ensures that detained immigrants' due process rights are protected and that our clients do not have to attend these hearings and present their cases on their own.

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VISION

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ISLA is a legal services organiza that defends the rights of our immigrant communities and advocates for just and humane immigration policy.

Our justice system's core principle is that of due process, where everyone has a fair and meaningful opportunity to be heard.  We look forward to the day when no immigrant has to appear before an immigration court without a representative.

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You Can Make a Difference

We provide free immigration representation to detained immigrants at the Pine Prairie detention center. In order to keep our services free and reach more clients, we need your help. If you can, please donate.

Immigration Services and Legal Advocacy (ISLA) is a section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Donations to ISLA are tax-deductible.

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IN THE NEWS

July 9, 2019

ICE Just Quietly Opened Three New Detention Centers, Flouting Congress’ Limits

"Over eight years, America’s harshest immigration judge denied more than 200 claims in a row."

July 6, 2019

"Your Judge Is Your Destiny"
Agnelis L. Reese has presided over more than 200 hearings during the past five years as an immigration judge. Unique among her peers, she has rejected every single case.

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