Grantee Profile

Probono.net

Grants to Probono.net

  • $250,000

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Pro Bono Net and its project, Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), develop technology to increase access to justice for low-income and underserved immigrants. In response to programs established by President Obama in November 2014, which offer temporary lawful status to up to 5.2 million undocumented immigrants, IAN is developing a first-of-its-kind tool for immigrants seeking to legalize their status. The online platform educates immigrants about the legalization programs and enables them to determine if they can safely apply on their own or should seek individualized legal assistance. Developed with input from a wide range of legal aid providers, IAN's online platform vastly expands the volume oflegal services currently available to lowwincome immigrants. It helps to meet what is anticipated to be unprecedented nationwide demand for services, and addresses the especially acute need for legal information in rural and isolated areas.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Probono.net $250,000 between 1978 and 2017.

Related News

See All

Tool Helps Immigrants Understand Rights, Access Legal Aid

A free online tool helps immigrants in the United States at risk of deportation understand their rights and access civil legal aid to protect their future. More