The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) and the California Coalition for Universal Representation (CCUR) seek to ensure that no detained immigrant will face deportation without legal representation. To keep families together and communities strong, state and local jurisdictions are, and should be, funding counsel for detained immigrants facing deportation who cannot afford a lawyer.

Project Objectives

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

  • NYIFUP has created a model for representation that is replicable across the country. 

Key Fact

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