For the 2nd year in a row, Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) has partnered as an Official Charity Partner of the
#UnitedNYChalf! Our 2019 team includes:
Elsi Wu - Justice Fellow, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
Alejandra Aramayo - Justice Fellow, Catholic Charities
Jacob Brescia-Weiler - Community Fellow, Project Hospitality (El Centro del Inmigrante)
Viridiana Inguanzo - Community Fellow, Queens Public Library
Emmanuel Taveras - IJC supporter
Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) is the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation.
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 not-for-profit legal service providers and community based organizations across the country to provide legal services to low-income immigrants.
IJC Fellows provide a broad range of immigration services including deportation defense, applications for asylum, naturalization, green cards and other forms of relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence or human trafficking.
Why our Work Matters
Immigration status is directly linked to economic well-being. Quality legal assistance can help immigrants improve their legal status which enables them to gain lawful employment, receive financial aid for school, access to health insurance and temporary benefits, and live stable, productive lives in the United States.
IJC is creating the next generation of lawyers and advocates committed to providing high quality representation and innovative thinking about the delivery of legal services to a vulnerable immigrant population.