No child should face the immigration process alone

What We Do

We provide free lawyers to immigrant and refugee children who are being deported

Legal Services

We stand up for children by standing with them in immigration court. The government does not provide them with legal counsel, so we do — and we win over 80% of our cases.

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Need Help?

Safe Passage Project gives lawyers to immigrant children under the age of 21 in New York City and Long Island. If you are in need of help, click below to contact us.

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Want to Help?

Safe Passage Project is able to succeed because of the dedication of passionate lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Volunteer with us or apply for an open position!

Work With Us

The path to legal relief is often a complicated one.

Depending on the selected strategy – cases can take 18 to 24 months to complete. If you’re new to representing children in immigration court, check out our resources.

All Resources

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Manual

This manual is a step-by-step resource guide for representation of SIJS-eligible clients.

Training Attorneys in the Process

By tapping into the existing NYC pro bono network and sharing what we’ve learned, we are building a movement of people deeply passionate about fighting for the rights of immigrant children.

Latest News & Updates


Deputy Executive Director Desireé Hernández Profiled in Aspire for Equality

Desireé Hernández, Safe Passage Project’s Deputy Executive Director, sat down with the folks at Aspire ...

Immigration Law Updates

Statement on Matter of M-A-C-O-

In October 2018, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued a published Matter of M-A-C-O-, which ...

Featured Attorney

Attorney Spotlight: Carlos Ball

Carlos Ball is a Professor of Law at Rutgers University, where he teaches classes on ...

Upcoming Events & Trainings

Learn How to Represent Children Facing Deportation

Safe Passage Project invites you to a free training on legal relief available for children facing deportation, with an emphasis on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Asylum.

(Two Locations) Wilson Elser NYC & Wilson Elser White Plains
Live at Wilson Elser NYC, 150 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, or Simulcast at Wilson Elser White Plains, 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604

May 30, 2019, 12:00pm