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!

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Resources

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

Press

Safe Passage and Councilmember Carlina Rivera in the Gotham Gazette


Safe Passage Project’s Managing Attorney, Alexandra Rizio, Co-authored an Op Ed with NYC Councilmember Carlina ...

Immigration Law Updates

Immigration Bulletin: Saravia v Barr Litigation and Settlement Summary


Stephanie Gibbs, Supervising Litigation Attorney, Safe Passage Project Executive Summary: In 2017 Safe Passage Project’s ...

Blog

Safe Passage Project National Policy Update


On his first day in office, President Biden signed a series of executive orders directed ...

Upcoming Events & Trainings

Pro Bono Training on Cultural Competency

The COVID Pro Bono network is sponsoring a free cultural competency training to help pro bono volunteers learn the skills needed to better serve diverse low-income clients. Participants are encouraged to send their questions and reflections after each module to lmoy@lasnny.org and Bryant@law.cuny.edu. Dates: Jan. 21st, Feb. 11th, Mar. 11th, Apr. 15, May 13th, Jun. 17th

Venue:

Virtual Event

June 17, 2021,

The NYSBA Committee on Immigration Representation is presenting a CLE on Handling Your First Pro Bono Asylum Case

You’re considering handling your first pro bono asylum case, but are unsure of how to proceed? This one-hour training will orient you to the fundamentals of eligibility and procedure, common issues to be mindful of, and mentorship possibilities.

Venue:
Discount Code: Not-for-profit staff can enter the code KR61NFP to register for free.
Webinar

May 27, 2021, 1:00PM