Safe Passage Project

About Safe Passage Project

Safe Passage Project provides free legal services to over 1,000 immigrant youth in New York City and on Long Island. Free legal services are critical because there is no right to free representation in immigration courts. Having a lawyer can increase the odds of success from approximately 15% to over 80%.

Our staff attorneys directly represent clients as well as mentor pro bono volunteer attorneys who take on cases with Safe Passage Project. The most common forms of relief we seek for our clients are Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and asylum.
We regularly practice before the NYC Immigration Courts, NY Family Courts, NY and NJ Asylum Offices, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).


Legal Intern

June 2022 - August 2022 New York City, NY
“I enjoyed working on different projects every with alongside my coworkers, as well as helping out the clients with whatever needs they had.”

College Intern

June 2020 - August 2020 New York City, NY
“I had the opportunity to work alongside paralegals and pro-bono attorneys in their role providing representation to immigrant children facing deportation. As part of this work, I had extensive one-on-one interaction with clients which meant I was able to directly contribute to active immigration cases.”
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