ICS is Oregon’s only independent, nonprofit immigration law firm. Our mission is to strengthen local communities and help bring stability to individuals and their families by providing low or no-cost legal services, outreach and education to foreign-born member residents.
Bottom Line for Portland
Our work makes Portland a safer, more welcoming place for immigrants who want to build a better life. As a sanctuary city, we’ve made strong commitments in support of immigrant rights. ICS makes sure our immigrant neighbors have access to legal support they need to fight for those rights.
A transgender teenager from Central America was abandoned by her parents and physically and sexually abused by gang members in her country. When she fled, she was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and placed in removal proceedings. With our help, she received lawful permanent residency and is now attending college.