Vera’s New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) seeks to ensure that no immigrant will face deportation without legal representation. NYIFUP is a component of Vera’s work to build momentum across the country for universal representation for all people facing deportation. Through NYIFUP, the SAFE Network, and our work with the LA Justice Fund, Vera supports efforts that keep families together and communities strong.

Project Objectives

  • By providing counsel to immigrants who cannot afford a lawyer, NYIFUP seeks to strengthen immigrant communities and maintain social and economic stability.


  • NYIFUP has created a model for representation that has fostered replication across the country.

Key Fact

More than 7,000 U.S. citizen children lost a parent to deportation between 2005 and 2010.