Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors


Mission

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.

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Grants

Grant Year Amount Program Name Program Area Description
2018 $25,000 Protecting Vulnerable Immigrant Youth low-income 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:
100% better job
100% higher wage
97% less anxiety

2017 $25,000 The Vulnerable Immigrant Youth Project low-income 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) low-income 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).