Homicides in the Northern Triangle Between 2012-2014. 95% of assailants were not brought to justice.

Social Justice Collaborative has won asylum for nearly 200 individuals since opening its doors in 2012. These cases were won through a resource intensive and adversarial process wherein individuals are forced to relive their past traumas in front of a judge and a prosecutor.

Many of our asylum seeking clients are fleeing gang violence in the Northern Triangle. Others suffered gender-based violence from spouses. Many were harmed because of their ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

Read some of our client success stories here.

"I fled because of all of the violence. I was alone with my daughters...When I first came here, I didn’t have any documents. Now I have many documents for me and my family.” Photo by Another Look

“Among the possible explanations for the recent rise in Northern Triangle immigration are high homicide rates, gang activity and other violence at home, according to a survey of migrants from the region.

“The number of detentions at the border have soared — 90,033 between January and March 2018 compared to 62,525 in the same period of 2017, according to government figures.”

“Many of Central Americans are fleeing gangs, which often try to recruit their children. Honduras, the source of many of the migrants, has among the world’s highest murder rate.”

“Every year hundreds and thousands of people, including women and children traveling alone, leave the ‘Northern Triangle’ nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to escape gang violence and poverty.”