Expanded Seattle-King County Immigrant Legal Defense Network

Have you or someone you know received a notice from immigration court or been detained by ICE?

If you are in need of immigration legal services and cannot pay for them, the newly Expanded Seattle-King County Immigrant Legal Defense Network may be able to help.

To see if you are eligible for free legal services, call one of these organizations:

FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES

FOR UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN

FOR MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATIONS IN SUPPORT OF LEGAL SERVICES

To qualify for FREE Expanded Legal Defense Network assistance, you must:

  • Be an immigrant in detention, facing deportation, or at risk because of your immigration status;
  • Live or work in Seattle or live in King County; AND
  • Have a household income below 200% of the federal poverty level.

 

Challenges and Results to Date

According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) statistics, Washington State experienced a 25 percent increase in arrests and an 88 percent increase in deportations the year after Trump's election. This includes a 210 percent increase in arrests and a 29 percent increase in deportations of people without criminal convictions. From October 2017 to April 2019, Legal Defense Network partners utilized $1.8 million to:

  • Screen 1,072 individuals.
  • Conduct 885 intake assessments.
  • Provide direct representation for 357 individuals
  • Place another 12 individuals with pro bono attorneys.
  • Provide legal advice to an additional 339 individuals.

 

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