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the city's first multi-agency system for delivering free legal assistance and community education to San Francisco's under-served, low-income, and most vulnerable immigrants.
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Immigration and Employment

Dolores Street Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program

Since 2008, the City of San Francisco and other generous supporters have funded Dolores Street’s attorneys to provide pro bono legal defense for individuals facing deportation from the United States.   We use legal and creative advocacy strategies to directly challenge prolonged detention, constitutional violations, and other injustices in the immigration legal system.  We also collaborate with base building and civil rights organizations, and play a leading role in advocacy efforts on the local and state level. To stay in touch, please follow us on Twitter @SFDeportDefense. 

Deportation Defense Program Staff

African Advocacy Network (AAN)

African Advocacy Network (AAN), a project of Dolores Street Community Services, is a San Francisco-based group of immigrants, activists, and allies charged with serving the Bay Area community of African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants and refugees through culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal and social services.  For more information, please visit the AAN website.

AAN Staff

San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN)

Dolores Street’s Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program and the African Advocacy Network are members of SFILEN.  Dolores Street is the lead and fiscal agency for SFILEN, which represents a groundbreaking city-funded collaboration of thirteen organizations, including some of the region’s pioneering immigrant service providers and some of the city’s leading legal advocacy organizations.  For more information, please visit the SFILEN website.  


San Francisco Day Labor Program & Women's Collective

In 2012, the SF Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective  joined Dolores Street.  They are membership-based programs comprised of day laborers and domestic workers. Through the programs, these workers defend their rights to dignified, fair paying jobs and provide a positive and reputable hiring environment for employers.  For more information, please visit the websites of the San Francisco Day Labor Program & Women's Collective.

SF Day Labor Program & Women's Collective Staff

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