The idea for Justicia Law arose from our conviction that the Latinx community deserves greater access to justice in the immigration system. We take pride in zealously advocating for our clients -- they are the factory workers, the landscapers, the cleaning crews, the nannies and agricultural workers who prop up our local, state and national economies through their hard labor. We see them as not just essential workers, but as essential members of our society. Accordingly, our mission is to help each and every client remain in the United States in lawful immigration status so that they may achieve their version of the “American Dream.”
Many of our clients are new immigrants from the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, who seek refuge in the United States after fleeing persecution in their home countries, some of the most violent places in the world. Other clients have been in the United States for many years, have deep roots in this country, yet find themselves ensnared in deportation proceedings. Understanding that our clients are oftentimes at their most vulnerable when they seek our help, we strive to be compassionate, transparent, diligent and ethical at every stage of every case.
Our belief in the power of community has prompted us to foster trusting relationships with numerous community organizations in Minnesota. We regularly accept pro-bono and low-bono referrals from the Volunteer Lawyers Network and the Interfaith Coalition on Migration, and we volunteer our expertise in immigration law at community events organized by Asamblea de Derechos Humanos. We also believe in the power of democracy and regularly work with the Latino Youth Development Collaborative and the Faribault Diversity Coalition to help Latinx immigrants become naturalized, and thereby fully-enfranchised, U.S. Citizens.