Direct Representation

Pangea provides full-scope legal representation to immigrants in both detained and non-detained immigration court proceedings.  Our services are low fee and free, and our clients are newcomers and long-term residents in the United States.  We focus on providing representation in the area of deportation defense; approximately 80% of our clients are in deportation proceedings.  

We assist in the following areas: 

  • Asylum (primarily for those in immigration court)
  • Reasonable and Credible Fear Interviews
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Bond & Custody Redetermination Requests 
  • Prosecutorial Discretion Requests 
  • U-Visa & VAWA
  • Motions to Reopen
  • Family Petitions
  • DACA 
  • Temporary Protected Status
  • Employment Authorization Requests 
  • Adjustment of Status & Naturalization

To schedule a consultation, please call (415) 254-0475.

Pangea's detained legal services program focuses on assisting immigrants detained by ICE in local jails and private detention facilities, including West County Detention Center (Richmond, CA), Yuba County Jail (Marysville, CA), Mesa Verde Detention Facility (Bakersfield, CA) and Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center (Elk Grove, CA). 

Our attorneys conduct legal intakes twice a week over the phone with family members or friends seeking advice or representation for a detained loved one.  Whenever possible, Pangea takes on representation before the San Francisco detained Immigration Court and other agencies processing detained cases.  Our attorneys strive to provide free, full-scope representation to an increasing number of detained individuals, as part of a collective effort to achieve universal representation.

Pangea attorney Bianca with clients at Pangea office in San Francisco (Jan. 2016)

Pangea attorney Bianca with clients at Pangea office in San Francisco (Jan. 2016)