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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  • Financial Empowerment Workshop: Business Plan/Financial Statements Workshop 102

    Wednesday, July 26th (6:00 – 8:00PM): The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) is hosting a free three-part financial empowerment series to provide New Yorkers with the tools they need to move toward financial independence and to financially sustain their small business. This session provides its attendees with a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with finance professionals. At this session, professionals will review and answer questions related to balance sheets and income statements. Individual questions will be answered. To attend this session, you must have attended 101 Accounting and Finance for Small Businesses. Registration is required. To register, please call NELP at 212-382-4726.