Category Archives: Immigration Legal Defense Programs

Increase in Immigration Enforcement Actions

Northern CA Rapid Response Network calls for coordinated response to the targeting of sanctuary cities The Northern California Rapid Response Network (NCRRN) is aware of an increase in immigration enfohttp://www.sfbar.org/newsroom/2017/rapidresponse.sfbar.orgrcement…

Volunteer Interpreter Steps Up For Immigrants Seeking Justice

The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Volunteer of the Month is Jared Malakouti, who interprets for our Spanish-speaking clients and their pro bono lawyers. With dedicated volunteers like Malakouti, JDC…

Northern California Rapid Immigration Response Network Survey

In anticipation of increased enforcement actions by the current administration, a Northern California Rapid Immigration Response Network has been created and has been taking steps to prepare our legal community.  Members of this network…

Justice & Diversity Center Adds Immigration Legal Defense Work to its Program Lineup

By Carole Conn, Director of Public Service Programs, Immigrant Legal Defense   In the last three years, there has been rapid growth to the Immigrant Legal Defense Program which moved…

Immigration Task Force Launched

BASF/JDC President Merri A. Baldwin, announced the formation of an Immigration Representation Task Force, an advisory group charged with identifying, evaluating and recommending services and policy opportunities in the interest…

HAP's Julie Rosenthal with Ramona Holguin

Advocate for Immigrants Retires from Homeless Advocacy Project

By Teresa Friend, Homeless Advocacy Project Ramona Holguin, long-time supervising attorney at the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), retired at the end of February….

BASF’s Immigration Efforts Expand and Move Under the Justice & Diversity Center

Over 30 years ago, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) started the Attorney of the Day Program (AOD) at the request of the…