Safe Passage Project (NY)

Safe Passage Project addresses the unmet legal needs of indigent immigrant youth living in New York by providing these indigent youth with basic advice and assistance.
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Primary geographic focus: New York
Organization type(s): Other, Provider
Tags: Children & Juvenile, Immigration Process, Law Schools, Pro Bono

Safe Passage Project works with volunteer attorneys to provide representation for unaccompanied minors in immigration court. Safe Passage provides training, resources, and mentoring to volunteer attorneys regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile (“SIJ”) status as well as other possible immigration alternatives for children.



I Represent Migrant Children in Immigration Court. This Is What It’s Like.

Lauren Blodgett
July 26, 2018
I stood in the back of the courtroom and observed the hearing. While part of me was stunned by the sight of a little girl alone in court, I had also grown accustomed to this familiar scene.

News Story

How Legal Aid Groups Built An Army To Help Migrant Kids

Nicole Narea
May 19, 2019
Some legal aid groups have made it their mission to rally pro bono attorneys ready to advocate for immigrant children left unrepresented by the system.

News Story

In NY, Volunteer Attorneys Lend Voice, Legal Help, To Border Kids

Raul A. Reyes
NBC News
March 23, 2015
An article describing how various civil legal aid organizations are helping unaccompanied border children.

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