Working for immigrant communities since 1978.

Immigration Counseling Service (ICS) believes everyone has a right to reputable legal counsel and representation.

Before ICS was founded, lower income individuals who needed assistance with immigration matters had absolutely nowhere to turn for help. Over the past 40+ years, ICS has provided quality legal assistance to thousands of individuals who have come from 90+ countries all around the world.

The Odds of the Unaccompanied

  • Children arrested by the United States Government have no right to court appointed representation in immigration proceedings. 

  • The United States Government is always represented by a lawyer. 

  • When children appear in immigration court alone, 9 out of 10 are ordered deported.

  • When children are represented by a lawyer, immigration courts have allowed almost half of those children to remain in the United States of America. 

People come here penniless but not cultureless. They bring us gifts. We can synthesize the best of our traditions with the best of theirs. We can teach and learn from each other to produce a better America…
— Mary Pipher