Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Vera Institute of Justice & Coalition for Immigrant Defense Appeal for Protections in State Budget for New York’s Most Vulnerable Immigrants


The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project

Universal Representation for Detained Immigrants Facing Deportation in Upstate New York

In recent years, threats of arrest and detention of immigrants have soared, families have been systematically separated, and noncitizens are more vulnerable than ever to deportation. Yet immigrants facing deportation do not have the right to a public defender if they cannot afford a lawyer. The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) is ...


Safety and Fairness for Everyone (SAFE) Network

Local Leaders Keeping Immigrant Families Together and Communities Safe

In the face of stepped-up immigration enforcement, millions of non-citizens—many of them taxpaying lawful permanent residents—are at risk of extended detention and permanent separation from their families and communities. Expanding legal representation for immigrants facing detention and deportation has thus become a crucial last line of defense fo ...

  • Annie Chen
    Annie Chen

Coalition of Immigrant Advocates Announces New Campaign to Restore Funding for Legal Services in State Budget

Members of Broad Coalition Commit to Media, Public Education, Grassroots and Lobbying Campaign to Protect Immigrant Legal Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 30, 2020 ALBANY – The Vera Institute of Justice today announced the launch of a new campaign aimed at restoring funding in the Governor’s budget for the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) and all of the deportation defense services funded under the Liberty Defense Project. The Liberty Defense Project (L ...

Press Release
January 29, 2020
Press Release