About Al Otro Lado
Al Otro Lado is a binational legal services organization serving deportees and, refugees at the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as families separated by unjust immigration laws and policies of family separation. Al Otro Lado focuses its delivery of services on the most marginalized and vulnerable populations within the larger migrant community, including unaccompanied children, members of the LGBTQI community, detained asylum seekers, and individuals with significant physical disabilities and/or mental impairments. With the help of our nonprofit partners and almost 1,000 volunteers, we connect our clients with free legal, medical, mental health, and other social services they need to heal and thrive.
In addition to direct representation and community education, Al Otro Lado files civil rights complaints and engages in class action litigation to address individual and systemic abuses of the rights of refugees and detained immigrants. Al Otro Lado’s current litigation projects include: Al Otro Lado v. Nielsen, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump, Gonzalez v. Core Civic, and Novoa v. GEO.