Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors
To provide humanitarian immigration legal services to vulnerable, low-income people living in Middle Tennessee, to educate others on issues related to immigration, and to advocate for the rights of immigrants.
|Grant Year||Amount||Program Name||Program Area||Description|
|2018||$25,000||Protecting Vulnerable Immigrant Youth||marginalized youth||Learn more|
To support the legal work of a bi-lingual immigration attorney helping young people apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Trafficking Visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and Asylum. Our surveys reveal the following about receiving high-quality legal service:
|2017||$25,000||The Vulnerable Immigrant Youth Project||marginalized youth||Learn more|
To support the salary of one attorney who provides legal advice for immigrant youth, coordinates the legal representation of immigrant youth who are eligible for pro bono services and humanitarian legal relief, and provides direct representation of immigrant youth who are eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ).
|2015||$30,000||Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SJIS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)||marginalized youth||Learn more|
To support legal work (attorney and translator) for immigrant youth with a legal remedy for their immigrant status — namely, unaccompanied minors (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status) and youth who arrived as children, are in compliance with educational requirements and have no serious criminal issues (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).