Public Education

SAFE PASSAGE is actively engaged in the following initiatives:

Safe Passage in Schools

Safe Passage provides free legal representation to children enrolled in New York City Public School. This is thanks to the generous support of The Brooklyn Community Foundation and the New World Foundation.

Public Education Sessions
Safe Passage conducts “Know Your Rights” information sessions and screenings for immigrant children living in the New York City metropolitan area at local public schools. It also conducts screenings at non-profit organizations such as SCO Family of Services. Please contact Guillermo Stampur for further information: [email protected]

Immigration Trainings for Volunteer Attorneys and Law Students
Safe Passage provides free naturalization and SIJ status trainings for volunteer attorneys and students. Past trainings have been held at New York Law School and at law firms throughout the New York metropolitan area, including Kaye Scholer, LLP, Gibney LLP, and Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP.

 

DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA):

On September 5, 2017, the government announced that it will no longer accept applications for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) other than renewals for people whose work permits expire by March 5, 2018. Safe Passage Project is deeply saddened by the Administration’s decision to end new registrations for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA has benefitted our nation and the United States by allowing young people to come out of the shadows and to live and work without daily fear of immigration law enforcement due to a lack of immigration papers. All of the DACA recipients came to the United States before the age of 16.  Today the New York Attorney General and 16 other states joined in suing the federal government to stop the end of this program. The suit seeks privacy protection for the nearly 800,000 young people who have DACA benefits. This includes over 50,000 New York residents. The suit also argues that the abrupt ending of this program violates the Administrative Procedural Act and denies equal protection and due process protections.

Safe Passage Project meets immigrant youth every day who deserve opportunities to seek humanitarian protection guaranteed by U.S. statutes, treaties, and regulations. We are troubled by the Administration’s actions and stand ready to defend the rights of our clients with DACA status. We also move forward with the support of our hundreds of volunteers and our able staff. Please join us in asking Congress to take action to give youth more immigration protections. Consider donating today to enable us to further our mission that no child should face deportation alone.

Lawyers representing children with DACA for Safe Passage Project should contact their mentor attorney with additional questions.

The DHS memorandum on rescinding DACA is available at: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/09/05/memorandum-rescission-daca

Other Resources

a. Additional multilingual resources from the National Immigrant Justice Center, including resources for LGBT immigrants and unaccompanied youth.

 

 

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