The Silicon Valley Pro Bono Immigration Network is committed to building a more accessible and equitable justice system for immigrant populations within Silicon Valley, including the 38% who are recent immigrants.
Recently arrived immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, day laborers, and refugees who left their countries due to persecution and violence, often face increased social challenges when compared to longtime immigrant residents. These challenges include language barriers, fear of deportation, low wages, wage theft, poverty, lack of affordable housing, distrust of institutions, unfamiliarity with the education system, and day-to-day xenophobia.
Immigrant populations, both recent and long-time residents, also face a range of social and legal challenges due to their immigration status. From housing insecurity and lack of work permits to barriers to education, these challenges have a direct legal need component that our Network strives to remedy. Through our work, we aim to provide Silicon Valley's immigrant communities a range of legal services across a variety of immigration subject matters. This includes adjustment of status, naturalization services, DACA renewals, and more.