Immigration Detention


Located in San Bernardino County, Adelanto Detention Facility is California’s largest detention center housing nearly 2,000 immigrant detainees.

Public Counsel’s Immigrants’ Rights Project’s detention team fights for the collective liberation of people harmed by the U.S. detention and deportation machines through client-centered legal advocacy. We provide legal representation, both in-house and through volunteer attorneys, to individuals incarcerated by immigration authorities at the Adelanto Detention Facility in Adelanto, California, as well as to deported veterans.

We also provide legal services to individuals subject to the Trump Administration’s unlawful Migration Protection Protocols (MPP) program. Our clients range from newly arrived asylum seekers to people who have lived nearly their entire lives in this country. The team is also deeply engaged in advocacy efforts to ensure a lawyer for all immigrants in detention, and is a partner in the fight to end immigration detention.

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