The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project

The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project at the Urban Justice Center prevents wrongful deportations by connecting refugee families to community support and emergency legal aid. ASAP provides rapid representation at a distance, reaching families who could not otherwise access legal services in the United States. Since its founding, ASAP has prevented the imminent deportation of more than 350 asylum seekers; provided community education to thousands of refugee mothers; and mobilized hundreds of volunteers. ASAP’s clients and founders have been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, TIME Magazine, and Chicago Tribune.