A first of its kind in the country

The 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.

Inspired by Chief Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the IJC brings together the country’s most talented advocates, connects them to New York City’s best legal and community institutions, leverages the latest technologies, and fosters a culture of creative thinking that will produce new strategies to reduce the justice gap for immigrant families, ensuring that immigration status is no longer a barrier to social and economic opportunity.

Meet the fellows, meet the host organizations, and learn more about the IJC.

The IJC’s goal is to use legal assistance to lift immigrant families out of poverty – helping them access secure jobs, quality health care and life-changing educational opportunities.

the latest with ijc

New York Times

For Immigration Lawyers, a Surprise Speaker Who Asks Them to Change Lives.

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IJC press release

Rachel Tiven named new Executive Director of IJC.

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IJC in New York Law Journal

An article about the hiring of IJC’s inaugural class of Justice Fellows.

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