Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, a program of Catholic Charities Los Angeles

About Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, a program of Catholic Charities Los Angeles

Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc., is a non-profit law firm which educates and represents, either directly or by finding pro bono counsel, immigrants in removal proceedings in Immigration Court or before Citizenship & Immigration Services. Esperanza provides services primarily to immigrants who are in detention, including adults in the custody of ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement), and children who have been in the custody of ORR (the Office of Refugee Resettlement), or to individuals with particularly complex immigration cases involving a past criminal or gang history. Esperanza also provides education to adults who are considering becoming custodians for unaccompanied children in removal proceedings. Esperanza has provided legal services to immigrants and their families in Los Angeles for over 10 years. More information can be found about Esperanza at


Summer Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Los Angeles, CA
“I loved my coworkers and the work we were doing! Everyone at the office was incredibly open to answering questions and helping me learn more about what the organization was doing. I also got a great opportunity to learn a lot more about immigration law and its complexities. Once I got the position, I was able to have a lot of agency in terms of the types of projects I worked on and what I did with them. Likewise, I got to put my Spanish skills to use and practice everyday throughout the internship. I love Esperanza!”
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