On February 23, 2013, the Safe Passage Immigration Project held a Know Your Rights presentation and immigration screening at SCO Family of Services in Queens, New York. New York Law School alumni Desiree Hernandez ’08 and Bryan Johnson ’08 gave an excellent presentation, after which NYLS students and alumni interviewed immigrant youth, birth parents, and guardians to determine if the children were eligible for citizenship, special immigrant juvenile status, or other forms of immigration relief. A big thanks to the following volunteers: Nicole Israel 1L, Sterling Santamaria 1L, James Walsh 3L, Jennifer Anzardo ’10, Desiree Hernandez ’08, Paul Irlando ’11, Bryan Johnson ’08, Dominic Kong, Katie Smelas ’12, and Jacky Agudelo. Our wonderful group completed twelve interviews, and our amazing alumni at the event have already taken on eight of these pro bono cases. Thanks to everyone who took part!
The photo at left was taken at our event. Safe Passage Project members from left to right: Adjunct Professor Bethany L. Ow ’09, Paul Irlando ’11, Jennifer Anzardo ’10, Nicole Israel 1L, Jacky Agudelo, Professor Lenni B. Benson, Bryan Johnson ’08, Desiree Hernandez ’08, James Walsh 3L, and Katie Smelas ’12. (Not pictured: Sterling Santamaria, Dominic Kong and Abbey Fellow Gui Stampur).