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 the Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy Fellow, and Rachel Searle is the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow. Stephanie Guzman and Lorena Ramirez 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.
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
The Trump administration has placed an increasing priority on immigration enforcement. All immigrants have rights iRead more
Wednesday, September 25th (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM): A small business legal clinic will be held in Long Island City at the Queens Economic Development Corporation/Entrepreneurs’ Space located at 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. By public transportation, this location is accessible via the M/R to 36th St. To register for an appointment, please contact Bhavna Punjwani of the QEDC at 718-263-0546 to request an appointment.
Wednesday, September 18th (5:30 – 7:30PM): A small business legal clinic will be held at the main branch of the Brooklyn Library located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238. By subway, this location is accessible via the 2/3 trains to the Eastern Parkway Station. To register for an appointment, please contact Miriam Colon of the Brooklyn Small Business Development Center at 718-797-0187 or click here to request an appointment.