Immigrant Justice Project
Immigrant Justice Project
To get help from the Immigrant Justice Project, call 212.382.6710.
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. Caitlin Miner-Le Grand is on the IJP team as a staff attorney, and Cecilia Lopez Santiesteban is the Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy Fellow. Natalia Ramirez and Leah Susman are the project coordinators.
To learn more about our work, please watch our 2018 Gala video:
Watch our 2016 video:
For basic immigration resources, click here.
October 14, 2019
Suzanne Tomatore is the Co-Director of the Justice Center's Immigrant Justice Project and Deputy Director of the JuRead more
August 5, 2019
On July 24, 2019, the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project hosted Ambassador John Cotton Richmond,Read more
July 23, 2019
It comes as no surprise to people that it is becoming increasingly difficult to seek asylum in the United States. SRead more
A small business legal clinic will be held at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP located at 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036. By subway, this location is accessible via the B,D,F, and M trains to the 42nd St. Bryant Park Station. To register for an appointment, please click here or contact NELP at (212) 382-6633.
A small business legal clinic will be held in the Zannino Conference Room (1st floor) at Pace University, located at One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038. By subway, this location is accessible via the 2/3 trains to the Fulton Street Station. To register for an appointment, please contact Pace’s Small Business Development Center at (212) 618-6655 or click here to request an appointment.