2018 New York Asylum and Immigration Conference

Save the date! Full day of CLE set with NYLS and the Federal Bar: Immigration Law Section, SDNY Chapter, and International Law Section. Three tracks of legal trainings created to help you learn to represent immigrants.

Registration open now.

Early bird prices and registration through January 31.

This year’s Immigration and Asylum Conference will take place on February 23rd at New York Law School. Designed to engage beginning attorneys, professors, and experienced lawyers, the conference will feature panels ranging from introductory and ethical discussions on immigration and asylum law to more specialized and advanced forums. The event will feature a keynote address from New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. There will be tracks that focus on basic immigration, and asylum office and the court.

For more information go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-new-york-asylum-and-immigration-conference-tickets-40215587906

UPCOMING: “Representing Child Migrants” Training Series

On July 15, join the Safe Passage Project for an introductory training for attorneys and interested individuals who are not familiar with immigration court or child migrants. Then, on July 17, 24, and 29, join Safe Passage again for more advanced training courses. The suggested donation for the series is $240, but each of the trainings is open to any persons who are interested in learning about immigration court and child migrants. You do not need to be an attorney to attend!

Registration available at: http://goo.gl/CZBKgF

How to Register: Choose which events you would like to join us at. The introductory training has two sessions, morning and evening, which will be identical in content and therefore we ask that you only register for one. If you would like to join us again at the more advanced trainings, you may sign up for those at the same time that you sign up for the introductory training. (You may need to scroll down the page to see all of the four different trainings). Once you have selected all of the trainings that you wish to attend, click the blue button at the bottom of the page that says “Submit and Sign Up.” You will be prompted to enter and submit your information, which is just to let us know who will be attending.

If you are having trouble registering, please take a look at this image (http://i.imgur.com/vS9fWVc.gif?1?1192) or contact [email protected]


“Representing Child Migrants” Training Series.

 

Getting Started: Learn How to Represent Child Migrants (Both sessions will be identical in content, please only register for one)

When: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (8:00–9:30AM) or Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (6:30–9:00PM)

Where: 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Advanced Topics: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

When: Thursday, July 17, 2014 (6:30–8:30PM)

Where: 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Advanced Topics: Seeking Asylum

When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 (6:30–8:30PM)

Where: 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Advanced Topics: Procedures and Defenses

When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (6:30–9:00PM)

Where: 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Upcoming CLE Event! Thursday, June 26, 2014 — 3:00-4:00PM

Helping Child Migrants: Learn How to Represent Children Who Need Immigration and Family Court Assistance (PLI-hosted CLE Webcast)

When: Thursday, June 26 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM

Please join Professor Lenni B. Benson, Director of the Safe Passage Project, Deborah Lee, Senior Staff Attorney, Immigration Intervention Project, Sanctuary for Families and Lisa Frydman, Associate Director and Managing Attorney, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, for a free One-Hour briefing on Representing Unaccompanied Children Who Need Immigration and Family Court Assistance, and learn how you, too, can help.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Forms of immigration relief available for unaccompanied children:
    • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status – juvenile protection for abused, neglected or abandoned children
    • U and T visas for victims of crimes and/or trafficking
    • Asylum protection
  • Practice tips for representing children
  • The federal immigration laws and some of the intersection with state family laws

Attorneys of all backgrounds, expertise, and experience are welcome. No prior immigration experience is needed.

Check out more information and watch the on demand webinar: http://www.pli.edu/Content/OnDemand/Helping_Child_Migrants_Learn_How_to_Represent/_/N-4nZ1z129rs?fromsearch=false&ID=227276

Safe Passage Raises $11K During February/ March Matching Period

 

Safe Passage would like to THANK its many generous donors who, along with 2 anonymous matching donors, have helped Safe Passage raise over $11, 000. 

If you missed the matching period, but would like to make a 2014 gift, you can still do so by mailing a check payable to Safe Passage Project to:

Safe Passage Project
185 West Broadway, New York, NY, 10013

OR, you can donate online via paypal at:

http://www.safepassageproject.org/

We are very grateful to all of our donors who particpated in this matching period. THANK YOU.

Safe Passage MATCH Donation Opportunity

 

We are thrilled to report that two dear friends of Safe Passage, who would like to help us grow, are offering  to match all donations received before March 15th, 2014 up to $20,000.

As of  Today, Safe Passage has recieved matching gifts totaling $3,000. We have just over 3 weeks left to meet our Match goal.  

For those of you who have not made a 2014 gift, now would be a great time. If you want to solicit a gift, you can certainly mention the matching to a friend, family member, or colleague. 

You can make a donation by mailing a check payable to Safe Passage Project to:

Safe Passage Project

185 West Broadway, New York, NY, 10013

OR, you can donate online via paypal at:

http://www.safepassageproject.org/

We are very grateful for all of your support and will post weekly updates detailing your generosity and our progress.

THANK YOU.

-The Safe Passage Team

PS: For donations of $10,000 or more, please contact Gui Stampur at: [email protected]  or, 212-431-2100 (Ext. 4141)

Asylum CLE, TONIGHT – February 20, 2014 at 6:30PM

 
Location: New York Law School Auditorium(185 West Broadway), located on the corner of Leonard and West Broadway in Manhattan.

We look forward to seeing you this evening.

Thanks,

The Safe Passage Team

Asylum CLE postponed until February 20, 2014 at 6:30PM

 

Due to the predicted 8 to 12 inches of snow; we are sorry to announce the rescheduling of our CLE originally planned for this evening,  Thursday, February 13. 

The new date is Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.   

Location: New York Law School Auditorium, located on the corner of Leonard and West Broadway in Manhattan.

Your registration is complete but if you cannot attend the new date and need a refund please send an email with the SUBJECT line:  REFUND REQUEST CLE to:  [email protected].

Safe travels and see all of you NEXT WEEK.

Thanks,

The Safe Passage Team

Safe Passage's Musical Benefit: Children Crossing Borders a success!

On Thursday, February 6, 2014, several student organizations sponsored a musical performance of songs and vignettes designed to highlight some of the struggles faced by children immigrating to the United States.  Led by director Joe Stackhouse, the cast sang songs from Fiddler on the Roof, Rag Time, Les Miserables, Rent, and The Wizard of Oz.  Safe Passage would like to thank Jeannette Glazier, Molly Mauck, Lucette Ow, Sarah Schmidt, and Joe Stackhouse for your wonderful performances.  And thanks to everyone involved in making this event a success, and for donating your time and the proceeds to Safe Passage’s efforts to help immigrant children currently facing difficult journeys to the United States.

Joe Stackhouse and Lucette Ow performing on February 6, 2014 at the Safe Passage Musical: Children Crossing Borders.Sarah Schmidt performing on February 6, 2014 at the Safe Passage Musical: Children Crossing Borders.

Left: Joe Stackhouse and Lucette Ow performing on February 6, 2014 at the Safe Passage Musical: Children Crossing Borders.
Right: Sarah Schmidt performing on February 6, 2014 at the Safe Passage Musical: Children Crossing Borders.

Best Practices in Representing Minors Before the Asylum Office

Safe Passage to host CLE event at New York Law School on

“Best Practices in Representing Children Before the Asylum Office”.

When: Thursday, February 20, 2014 (6:30 – 9PM)

Where: 185 West Broadway (Auditorium WA 14)

Registration available at:  www.nyls.edu/safepassagecle2014

CLE Event at NYLS - ASYLUM

Its Giving Tuesday

We appreciate the many people who volunteer their time with Safe Passage. We also need financial support and hope that this holiday season you will be able to make a contribution.

You can give through New York Law School by clicking on the DONATE tab at the top of this blog or

you can make a donation through Paypal to Safe Passage Project Corporation by visiting our pay pal page below.



Safe Passage Project Corporation has filed a registration with the New York State Attorney General Charities Bureau.  A copy of our annual report will be filed on May 15, 2014.  Our address is Safe Passage Project Corporation c/o Lenni Benson, 200 Douglas Place, Mt Vernon, NY 10552.  The Charities Bureau address is: 120 Broadway, Third Floor, New York , NY 10271.
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