Immigrant Justice Project

Immigrant Justice Project

To get help, call 212.382.6710.

Overview

The City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) assists 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 also provides representation before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. 

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 in the community.

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:

Latest news
Upcoming events
  • Veterans Assistance Project Breakfast

    Friday, November 10, 2017 (8:30 AM – 10:30 AM): The Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) is hosting a Veterans Day Breakfast and free Ethics CLE in recognition of VAP volunteers. Sponsorship opportunities at the $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000 levels are available. Contact Christina Overton for more information.

  • NELP – Legal Clinic

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (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.