Empowering Immigrants & Compassionate Legal Advocacy for All

Who We Are

The Florida Immigration Law and Justice Center (Florida ILJ), formerly known as Florida Justice for Our Neighbors, is a nonprofit organization specializing in immigration legal services. We’re driven by an experienced and passionate team of attorneys who work alongside low-income immigrants across Florida. Our services encompass comprehensive application assistance and legal representation before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and Immigration Courts.

Beyond legal services, we’re deeply committed to education. We believe in empowering both immigrant and non-immigrant communities with knowledge about the challenges faced by immigrants in Florida. To achieve this, we organize ‘Know Your Rights’ presentations and conduct regular community visits, establishing dialogue and fostering understanding.

Vision Statement: To create a compassionate and welcoming community for immigrants, built on trust and respect, where every individual is educated about their rights and has access to high-quality legal services. We envision an environment where everyone, regardless of their origin, feels valued and can contribute to the nation’s fabric.

Mission Statement: Florida Immigration Law and Justice Center is committed to welcoming immigrants by providing free or low-cost, high-quality immigration legal services. We actively advocate for immigrants’ rights on both local and national levels. Through dedicated education initiatives, we aim to enlighten both immigrant and non-immigrant communities about the issues facing our immigrant populations, fostering understanding, compassion, and unity within our diverse society.

Our Values: Our work is guided by a set of core values that define who we are and what we stand for:

  1. Compassion and Trustworthiness: We approach every case with empathy, understanding, and integrity, building strong, trust-filled relationships with our clients.
  2. Welcoming Atmosphere: We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels respected and heard, regardless of their background.
  3. High-Quality Legal Services: We take immense pride in the high-quality immigration legal services provided by our team of dedicated staff attorneys.
  4. Advocacy for Policy Improvement: We’re steadfast in our commitment to enhance our nation’s immigration policies and to advocate for the fair treatment of immigrants within our communities.
  5. Leveraging Network Strength: Our network model enables us to learn from experiences at other sites throughout the U.S. This allows us to enhance our services, leverage our strengths, and increase productivity through the sharing of information and resources.

At the Florida Immigration Law and Justice Center, we are more than just a legal service provider – we are a community united by a shared mission of championing immigrants’ rights and dignity.