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

Immigration Law Updates

EOIR Policy Memo 19-13, “Use of Status Dockets”  How the Court Administration is Constraining Local Control

Professor Lenni Benson, Safe Passage Project Founder and Senior Advisor, Policy and Research Alexandra Rizio, ...


Safe Passage Project featured in New York Times

Tina Rosenberg of the New York Times highlighted the work of Safe Passage Project in ...

Pro bono

ICE Raids: Information & Resources for Pro Bono Attorneys

The New York Times has recently reported that ICE raids on thousands of undocumented families were ...

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