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DATE POSTED:  December 4, 2018   OPEN:  Immigration Counseling Service Unaccompanied Minor Attorney Position   Immigration Counseling Service (ICS) provides affordable immigration legal services and free public educational forums in Oregon.  www.ics-law.org   JOB TITLE (UAC Attorney)   JOB PURPOSE: Provide legal services and support to unaccompanied children in the custody of the Office…(Read More)

IMMEDIATE OPENING – NOVEMBER 29, 2018 JOB TITLE:  Staff Attorney – UAC/Removal Defense JOB PURPOSE:  This grant-funded position will be lead counsel on removal defense cases and will also provide some legal services and support to unaccompanied children in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Primary:  Provide direct…(Read More)

This summer, BRAVO students developed BREAK THE CAGE, a video expressing their response to families being separated and locked up at the border.  On November 14 at 7 PM at the Old Church in downtown Portland, BRAVO will host a benefit concert , BREAKING THE CAGE, that will debut this amazing video, and raise funds…(Read More)

At the September 22 Pride Foundation Awards, ICS received the Advocates of Justice Award for our work with LGBTQ refugees and immigrants.  LGBTQ individuals often suffer traumatic experiences in their home countries, and additional discrimination when arriving in the U.S. Through years of expertise ICS delivers effective, trauma-informed legal services, bringing dignity and…(Read More)

Central Oregon Immigrant Families

ICS, in partnership with the Latino Community Association, works to provide affordable legal services to immigrants in Oregon and Southwest Washington, just like the Santos-Silva family. Your generous donations can strengthen our communities by helping hard working families like theirs access their rights, and flourish. In Pursuit of the American Dream It is a…(Read More)

Linda Freedman’s film for ICS, “Unaccompanied:  Alone in America” has been selected for screening by Women in Film Portland at the Whitsell Auditorium on Wednesday, September 5. Linda will talk about her film, and ICS staff members will be on hand to answer questions and talk about their work. Join us at Whitesell Auditorium…(Read More)

Children seek refuge in the United States for many reasons; to escape war, gangs, or violence, to flee abuse or to reunite with family. Others enter involuntarily as labor or sex trafficking victims. In recent years the number of unaccompanied immigrant children migrating to the United States has nearly tripled and they have no representation…(Read More)

Over the past several days, our office and others providing legal services to immigrants and refugees have been inundated with calls from the press and people wanting to help the immigrant children they have seen in the media. Although the plight of these children and their families has been thrust into the mainstream by the…(Read More)