Photo: Managing Attorney Ana Herrera brings immigrant children to testify at San Francisco City Hall about their urgent need for representation in fighting deportation.


The Deportation Defense & Legal Advocacy Program began as a response to immigration enforcement raids taking place in San Francisco’s Mission District in 2008. Since then, the program has grown to provide deportation defense in complex cases, as well as other  immigrant legal services, while advocating to change the systems which our tearing our community apart.




The immigrant Rights and Community Empowerment Program (IRCE), a program of Dolores Street Community Services (DSCS), was established in 2018 to improve the impact of immigrant rights work in San Francisco and Northern California through coalition building and infusing the coalitions and their work with a transformative/healing justice lens. IRCE provides leadership and coordination to the San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network (SFILEN), the San Francisco Rapid Response Network (SFRRN), and the Northern California Rapid Response and Immigrant Defense Network (NCRRIDIN)- Bay Area region.