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New York State Family Security Project

The New York State Family Security Project (NYSFSP) places 13 Fellows and 106 law students across the state of New York to stabilize and protect low-income immigrant families facing legal challenges that stem from potential detention or deportation.

NYSFSP Fellows serve a one-year term, while law students serve for a period of eight to ten weeks, assisting with:

  • Conduct outreach and education activities in immigrant communities
  • Screen community members to assess legal needs
  • Provide direct representation and/or brief services to immigrant families in need of legal assistance
  • Engage pro bono attorneys to represent immigrants and their family members

Equal Justice Works will also provide immigration law training to Fellows and law students to support implementation and delivery of the NYSFSP program.

NYSFSP is part of a broader state initiative known as the Liberty Defense Project, which was created by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in March 2017. The program is supported by the New York State Commission on National and Community Service, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

Applications for NYSFSP are no longer being accepted. You can find a list of organizations currently hosting NYSFSP Fellows and law students below.

Contact Qudsiya Naqui at qnaqui@equaljusticeworks.org to learn more.

 

 

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