Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Direct Services

Staff Attorney - Immigration

Reporting to the Immigration Project Director, the Staff Attorney works directly on complex immigration cases, with a current emphasis on immigration cases dealing with victims of crimes (U, VAWA, T visas), and removal defense cases, provides technical support and capacity building to other nonprofit organizations on immigration, and staffs evening and weekend workshops. Primary duties assigned to the staff attorney include, but are not limited to, providing direct application assistance in immigration cases, providing legal representation for diverse clients with complex immigration cases before USCIS and Immigration Court, and conducting immigration trainings for other CBOs and partner agencies. This position does not have any direct reports.

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Director, Immigration Program Administration

Angelica Peña serves as the Director of Immigration Program Administration within Direct Services. She oversees the unit's grant administration, program evaluation, and the network of immigration and citizenship partners. In addition, she leads our national citizenship capacity building portfolio of organizations providing naturalization services to immigrant communities across the country. 



Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.