Immigrant Justice Project

Immigrant Justice Project

To get help, call 212.382.6710.

Overview

The City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) helps immigrants who are at their most vulnerable: asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home countries, survivors of violent crimes and trafficking here in the United States, and individuals seeking humanitarian protection and other forms of relief.

We match immigrants with pro bono attorneys and provide mentoring, training and guidance throughout the representation. IJP’s experienced immigration attorneys also provide direct services and representation in Immigration Court.

Our free legal services include:

  • Legal protections for victims of violence, including domestic violence and sexual assault;
  • Visas for immigrant victims of human trafficking;
  • Asylum representation;
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA);
  • Temporary Protected Status applications; and
  • Other forms of immigration relief.

IJP staff regularly conduct trainings, outreach events, and legal clinics to ensure that immigrants are aware of their legal options and apprised of updates to complex immigration laws.

IJP is co-directed by Jennifer Kim and Suzanne Tomatore. Laura Berger and Caitlin Miner-Le Grand are staff attorneys, and Danny Alicea is on the IJP team as the Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy Fellow. Stephanie Guzman and Lorena Ramirez are the project coordinators.

To learn more about our work, please watch our 2016 video:

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Upcoming events
  • NELP Legal Clinic

    Wednesday, July 19th (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM): A small business legal clinic will be held in Upper Manhattan at the NYC Business Solutions Center, located at 361 West 125th St, New York, NY 10027. By subway, this location is accessible via the A/B/C/D to the 125th St station. To register for an appointment, please contact NELP at (212) 382-6633.

  • NELP Legal Clinic

    Tuesday, July 11th (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM): A small business legal clinic will be held at the Brooklyn Public Library in conjunction with the Brooklyn Small Business Development Center, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238. By subway this location is accessible via the 2/3 to the Grand Army Plaza station. To register for an appointment, please contact NELP at (212) 382-6633.