The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition strives to ensure equal justice for all immigrant men, women, and children at risk of detention and deportation in the DC metropolitan area and beyond.

  • Detained Adult Program

    The Detained Adult Program helps detained immigrants learn to understand the Immigration Court and deportation process so they can make better informed decisions about their cases. We also help people connect with pro bono attorneys if they are unable to pay for an attorney to represent them. Our goal is to help families stay together and out of harm’s way.

  • Detained Children's Program

    The Detained Children’s Program provides legal services to unaccompanied immigrant children detained by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at juvenile facilities in Maryland and Virginia. Each year, CAIR Coalition serves over 500 detained immigrant children.

  • Virginia Justice Program

    CAIR Coalition’s Virginia Justice Program (VJP), strives to ensure that non-citizens receive equal justice in Virginia criminal courts. We provide support to members of Virginia's criminal defense bar in their representation of non-citizen defendants including trainings on the immigration conseequences of Virginia offenses; individual case consultations; and regulary updated legal resource materials regarding the immigration consequences of Virginia offenses. 

  • Community Conversations Project

    Comunidades Unidas or Community Conversations Project is designed to provide holistic and culturally competent workshops on immigrants’ rights, defenses against deportation, as well as rights against gender and domestic violence.

  • Advocacy and Impact

    CAIR Coalition engages in advocacy projects to advance the human and civil rights of the immigrant communities we serve.

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