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Safe Passage Project

Represent Immigrant Child in New York

Help an immigrant child gain legal status in the U.S. and protect them from deportation.

Posted January 16, 2020

Noe (17yo) from El Salvador, strong SIJS and asylum claims (Brooklyn, NY) Noe lives with his aunt Teresa and cousin Walter in Brooklyn, NY, and attends high school. In El Salvador, Noe lived mostly with his grandmother; his mother spent time in the United States, but recently moved back to El Salvador. Noe fled to the United States because he was targeted by police officers in El Salvador, who beat him and interrogated Noe about “who he voted for” in the recent election while searching through his bookbag. Noe's father was murdered in 2018, apparently killed by corrupt police officers. Noe is eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, on the basis of his father's death, and for asylum, based on his fear of the corrupt officers who threatened his life.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 21+ hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: We provide optional training sessions for pro bono attorneys centered on representing immigrant children and the main forms of legal relief we pursue.
  • Site-Preference: On-Site
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Bar License(s) required: New York
  • Required Languages: None
  • Preferred Languages: Spanish
  • Mentoring Provided: Yes
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
Safe Passage Project

Safe Passage Project is a highly-focused nonprofit immigration legal services organization. We provide free lawyers to refugee and immigrant children in the NYC-area who face deportation back to life-threatening situations, despite their strong legal claim to stay in the US.

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