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 Proud Recipient of Grant from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

New York, NY — Safe Passage Project, a New York-based legal services organization, announced today ...


Professor Lenni Benson presents at WNYC’s Greene Space

Safe Passage Project Founder Lenni Benson recently spoke about the history of immigration in the ...


Executive Director Rich Leimsider profiled by Harvard Business School

Our Executive Director Rich Leimsider was recently profiled by Harvard Business School about his work ...

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