Vera Institute of Justice’s SAFE Initiative Launches Community Partnership Program in Support of Universal Representation for Immigrants In the midst of the pandemic and federal attacks on immigrant communities, program grants will elevate directly impacted voices and support grassroots organizing for publicly funded deportation defense for immigrants.


SAFE Network Expands to 18 Communities Fighting for Legal Representation for Immigrants Facing Deportation

6 new communities will join the growing movement to ensure a fair day in court for every immigrant

NEW YORK, NY – The Vera Institute of Justice today announced an expansion of the Safety and Fairness for Everyone (SAFE) Network with the addition of six new communities: Philadelphia, PA, Long Beach, CA, Ramsey County/St. Paul, MN, Dallas, TX, San Francisco, CA, and New Haven, CT. All new partners will receive various levels of support from Vera - ...

Press Release
July 16, 2019
Press Release

My Publicly Funded Immigration Lawyer Gave Me Hope When I Faced Fear and Despair

In detention, we had to sleep on concrete benches or the floor because there were so many of us. I was cold and so sad to be there. Sometimes they gave us a little mattress, but there were never enough of them. They give you aluminum to wrap yourself in, but it doesn’t warm you. Sometimes, you don’t sleep. I brought my son from Guatemala so that he ...

Blog Post
  • Ana, a SAFE Initiative client
December 15, 2020
Blog Post