Mission & Values

EBSC provides legal services, community organizing, and transformative education to support low-income immigrants and people fleeing violence and persecution.

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EBSC’s legal, social, and advocacy programs address the many challenges that immigrants face. Together, we help to create a pathway to citizenship and integration.

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Founded in 1982 in response to civil wars in Central America, EBSC is now one of the largest affirmative asylum programs in the U.S. We continue to grow as part of the Sanctuary Movement. 

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EBSC has a vibrant team of lawyers, paralegals, advocates, volunteers, and allied organizations who help advance our mission.

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We are grateful to the individuals, foundations, and government agencies who support our work. Every donation gives adults and children legal and social support to rebuild their lives.