Al Otro Lado


The mission of Al Otro Lado is to coordinate and/or provide holistic screening, advocacy, and legal representation to deportees and other individuals relating to immigration, civil rights, and other legal needs.


The vision of Al Otro Lado is to obtain individual and collective justice for immigrants, asylum-seekers, and deportees through a combination of individual legal services, impact litigation, and advocacy. We target those who target the vulnerable. 

We are a bi-national, social justice legal services organization serving indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana, Mexico. Our mission is to provide legal services and to uplift our immigrant communities by defending the rights of migrants against systemic injustices in the legal system.  Our comprehensive cross-border programming and litigation work integrate trauma-informed practices. We engage vital partnerships and thousands of volunteers to provide essential legal services to migrants at the Southern Border in Tijuana and throughout Southern California.  Al Otro Lado’s work is also centered in fighting for all families that have been torn apart by unjust immigration laws.