No one should have to face the U.S. government in court without an attorney when their liberty is at stake.

But people who can’t afford an attorney are not guaranteed legal representation by the U.S. government during immigration proceedings, while the government is represented by a qualified attorney. This is fundamentally unfair.

WE THE PEOPLE must demand that our local government create an immigrant legal defense program to uphold their due process rights and to add fairness and equity to our unjust immigration system.

Check out our factsheet to learn more. You can also check out our immigrant legal defense program illustrated explainer here.