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History

The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) was founded in 1976 as Oficina Legal, a program of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS). Oficina Legal established itself as a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1996 due to federal restrictions on legal aid offices. The agency was later renamed to reflect the increasing diversity of the immigrant population it served. Over the last decade, ILCM has established itself as Minnesota’s premier provider of comprehensive immigration legal services to low-income clients of all nationalities.

In 2016, ILCM teamed up with documentary producer Matt Ehling from TwelvePlus Media to tell the story of ILCM’s impact on Minnesota’s immigrant and refugee communities. The documentary brings together the voices of many who have been a part of ILCM’s journey and growth over the years. Please watch the video to learn more about us.