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


Safe Passage Project comment opposing new asylum rules

Last month, the Trump administration proposed a new set of rules that would make it ...


Toward the Creation of an Independent Immigration Court System

Safe Passage Project board member Careen Shannon co-authored an article published in a recent issue of ...


Safe Passage Project Statement on Racial Injustice

New York, NY — Safe Passage Project stands in solidarity with our Black clients, colleagues, ...

Upcoming Events & Trainings

Cornell University’s Migrations: A Global, Interdisciplinary, Multi-Species Examination

Join Cornell University's Migrations initiative on Wednesdays at 3:00pm EST this fall for a series of public lectures (zoom webinars) looking at migration in global, interdisciplinary, multi-species terms.


Webinar 09/16/2020 - 12/02/2020

December 2, 2020, 3:00pm