Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ immigration work focuses on adults and minors who have been the survivors of crime, either in the U.S. or in their home countries.


Click here for a list of emergency shelters.

You may be eligible for help securing your immigration status if you have been a victim of any of the following (regardless of where in the world it occurred):

We can also help with issues around:

  • Asylum and Refugee Status
  • Minors fleeing violence in their home country and coming to the United States without their parents (unaccompanied minors)
  • Adjustment of Status (green card applications)
  • Naturalization (citizenship)
  • Family Reunification
  • Deportation Defense

We also help people who have been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty (regardless of where in the world it occurred), for example survivors of domestic violence, child abuse victims and torture survivors. Please click here to read about our Torture Survivors Project.

LAFLA has several Spanish-speaking attorneys and also attorneys fluent in Korean, Khmer, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Farsi; we are able to provide services in those and other languages.

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LAFLA has clinics in several locations that may be able to help you. LAFLA also organizes community workshops and classes where you may be able to get help.

Click here to see the list of upcoming clinics. We also have three domestic violence clinics where you may be able to get help.

Call us at 800-399-4529 to see if we can help.

Office Locations

We also have three Domestic Violence Clinics, located at the Superior Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Courthouse and the Long Beach Courthouse.

LAFLA operates four Self-Help Legal Access Centers located in the Inglewood, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Torrance courthouses.