Rapid Defense Network

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Rapid legal defense to protect non-citizens who are detained or on a fast-track to be deported

The 2021 WellMet Grant to Rapid Defense Network (RDN) has allowed the organization to continue to represent New Yorkers who have been unjustly, unfairly, and unlawfully impacted immigration laws and policy.




RAPID DEFENSE NETWORK provides rapid legal representation on a pro bono basis to immigrants facing unlawful and imminent detention or deportation. By leveraging partnerships with well-resourced leading law firms and law school clinics, mentoring their teams of attorneys on the successful legal techniques pioneered by Rapid Defense Network, we are able to efficiently and relentlessly address the soaring demand for our services.

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