Immigrant Justice Corps

New York, NY

Mission

Immigrant Justice Corps (“IJC”), is the nation’s first and only immigration legal fellowship program. IJC seeks to expand access to counsel by increasing the quantity of immigration lawyers and the quality of the immigration bar. Each year IJC recruits talented young lawyers (Justice Fellows) and college graduates (Community Fellows) many of whom are first-generation immigrants and bi-lingual graduates from the country’s top universities, for a two-year fellowship.  IJC trains Fellows to be experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community based organizations in New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Texas to provide legal services to low income immigrants.

What grantmakers are saying

Managing Director at the Robin Hood Foundation
New York City, New York

Immigrant Justice Corps is the brainchild of one of the leading jurists in the country. It's a fellowship program, training the next generation of immigration attorneys to work with low-income clients nationwide. Immigrants are entitled to a court-appointed attorney in immigration proceedings if they can't afford one. They often end up with sub-par practitioners who don't know case law and/or w... Read more

December 2018