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  • September 21, 2017
    During this free legal clinic, private attorneys from Chicago's top law firms will join with the National Immigrant Justice Center to complete and file applications for qualified individuals to RENEW their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Registration must be completed as soon as possible. PLEASE NOTE: this clinic is ONLY for current DACA holders whose DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. Register for this clinic. For those who have never applied for DACA or whose DACA expires AFTER March 5, 2018, we encourage you to schedule a legal consultation with NIJC to determine whether you might be eligible for a permanent form of relief under our existing laws. To schedule a legal consultation with NIJC, please call 312-660-1370 or email nijcild@heartlandalliance.org.   Durante este taller legal gratis, abogados de las mejores firmas en Chicago apoyarán a El Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes (NIJC) a confirmar su elegibilidad, completar y presentar su solicitud para renovar acción diferida para jovenes (DACA) así como su solicitud para autorización de empleo. Complete su registro lo antes possible.  POR FAVOR NOTE: este taller es SOLAMENTE para personas que tienen DACA actualmente y que cuya DACA se vence entre el 5 de septiembre 2017 y el 5 de marzo de 2018. Regístrese para este taller. Para aquellas personas que nunca han aplicado para DACA o quienes tienen DACA pero cuya DACA se vence después del 5 de marzo de 2018, los invitamos a programar una consulta legal con NIJC para determinar si puede ser elegible para una forma de alivio permanente bajo nuestras leyes existentes. Para programar una consulta legal con NIJC, llame al 312-660-1370 o envíe un correo electrónico nijcild@heartlandalliance.org.
  • September 26, 2017
    During this free legal clinic, private attorneys from Chicago's top law firms will join with the National Immigrant Justice Center to complete and file applications for qualified individuals to RENEW their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Registration must be completed by Monday, September 11, 2017.  PLEASE NOTE: this clinic is ONLY for current DACA holders whose DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. Register for this clinic. For those who have never applied for DACA or whose DACA expires AFTER March 5, 2018, we encourage you to schedule a legal consultation with NIJC to determine whether you might be eligible for a permanent form of relief under our existing laws. To schedule a legal consultation with NIJC, please call 312-660-1370 or email nijcild@heartlandalliance.org.   Durante este taller legal gratis, abogados de las mejores firmas en Chicago apoyarán a El Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes (NIJC) a confirmar su elegibilidad, completar y presentar su solicitud para renovar acción diferida para jovenes (DACA) así como su solicitud para autorización de empleo. Complete su registro antes del lunes, 11 de septiembre 2017. POR FAVOR NOTE: este taller es SOLAMENTE para personas que tienen DACA actualmente y que cuya DACA se vence entre el 5 de septiembre 2017 y el 5 de marzo de 2018. Regístrese para este taller. Para aquellas personas que nunca han aplicado para DACA o quienes tienen DACA pero cuya DACA se vence después del 5 de marzo de 2018, los invitamos a programar una consulta legal con NIJC para determinar si puede ser elegible para una forma de alivio permanente bajo nuestras leyes existentes. Para programar una consulta legal con NIJC, llame al 312-660-1370 o envíe un correo electrónico nijcild@heartlandalliance.org.
  • September 27, 2017
    During this free legal appointment, National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) will complete and file applications for qualified applicants to RENEW their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This appointment will take place in downtown Chicago and will last about one hour between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. After you register, NIJC will call and/or email you to confirm that you qualify to renew your DACA and confirm your appointment time. PLEASE NOTE: This appointment is ONLY for current DACA holders whose DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. SIGN UP FOR A DACA RENEWAL APPOINTMENT. For those who have never applied for DACA or whose DACA expires AFTER March 5, 2018, we encourage you to schedule a legal consultation with NIJC to detemine whether you might be eligible for a permanent form of relief under our existing laws. To schedule a legal consultation with NIJC, please call 312-660-1370 or email nijcild@heartlandalliance.org.   Durante esta cita legal gratis, El Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes (NIJC) va confirmara su elegibilidad, completara y presentara su solicitud para RENOVAR acción diferida para jóvenes (DACA) así como su solicitud para autorización de empleo. La cita tomara lugar en el centro de Chicago y durará aproximadamente una hora entre las 9:00 a.m. y 4:00 p.m. Una vez que complete su registro abajo recibirá un correo electrónico y/o una llamada para confirmar su elegibilidad para DACA, y confirmara la hora de su cita. POR FAVOR NOTE: Esta cita es SOLAMENTE para personas que tienen DACA actualmente y que cuya DACA se vence entre el 5 de septiembre 2017 y el 5 de marzo de 2018. REGÍSTRESE PARA UNA CITA PARA RENOVAR SU DACA. Para aquellas personas que nunca han aplicado para DACA o quienes tienen DACA pero cuya DACA se vence después del 5 de marzo de 2018, los invitamos a programar una consulta legal con NIJC para determinar si puede ser elegible para una forma de alivio permanente bajo nuestras leyes existentes. Para programar una consulta legal con NIJC, llame al 312-660-1370 o envíe un correo electrónico nijcild@heartlandalliance.org.
  • September 28, 2017
    During this free legal appointment, National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) will complete and file applications for qualified applicants to RENEW their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This appointment will take place in downtown Chicago and will last about one hour between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. After you register, NIJC will call and/or email you to confirm that you qualify to renew your DACA and confirm your appointment time. PLEASE NOTE: This appointment is ONLY for current DACA holders whose DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. SIGN UP FOR A DACA RENEWAL APPOINTMENT. For those who have never applied for DACA or whose DACA expires AFTER March 5, 2018, we encourage you to schedule a legal consultation with NIJC to detemine whether you might be eligible for a permanent form of relief under our existing laws. To schedule a legal consultation with NIJC, please call 312-660-1370 or email nijcild@heartlandalliance.org.   Durante esta cita legal gratis, El Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes (NIJC) va confirmara su elegibilidad, completara y presentara su solicitud para RENOVAR acción diferida para jóvenes (DACA) así como su solicitud para autorización de empleo. La cita tomara lugar en el centro de Chicago y durará aproximadamente una hora entre las 9:00 a.m. y 4:00 p.m. Una vez que complete su registro abajo recibirá un correo electrónico y/o una llamada para confirmar su elegibilidad para DACA, y confirmara la hora de su cita. POR FAVOR NOTE: Esta cita es SOLAMENTE para personas que tienen DACA actualmente y que cuya DACA se vence entre el 5 de septiembre 2017 y el 5 de marzo de 2018. REGÍSTRESE PARA UNA CITA PARA RENOVAR SU DACA. Para aquellas personas que nunca han aplicado para DACA o quienes tienen DACA pero cuya DACA se vence después del 5 de marzo de 2018, los invitamos a programar una consulta legal con NIJC para determinar si puede ser elegible para una forma de alivio permanente bajo nuestras leyes existentes. Para programar una consulta legal con NIJC, llame al 312-660-1370 o envíe un correo electrónico nijcild@heartlandalliance.org.
  • September 28, 2017
    During this free legal clinic, private attorneys from Chicago's top law firms will join with the National Immigrant Justice Center to complete and file applications for qualified individuals to RENEW their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Registration must be completed as soon as possible. PLEASE NOTE: this clinic is ONLY for current DACA holders whose DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. Register for this clinic. For those who have never applied for DACA or whose DACA expires AFTER March 5, 2018, we encourage you to schedule a legal consultation with NIJC to determine whether you might be eligible for a permanent form of relief under our existing laws. To schedule a legal consultation with NIJC, please call 312-660-1370 or email nijcild@heartlandalliance.org.   Durante este taller legal gratis, abogados de las mejores firmas en Chicago apoyarán a El Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes (NIJC) a confirmar su elegibilidad, completar y presentar su solicitud para renovar acción diferida para jovenes (DACA) así como su solicitud para autorización de empleo. Complete su registro lo antes possible. POR FAVOR NOTE: este taller es SOLAMENTE para personas que tienen DACA actualmente y que cuya DACA se vence entre el 5 de septiembre 2017 y el 5 de marzo de 2018. Regístrese para este taller. Para aquellas personas que nunca han aplicado para DACA o quienes tienen DACA pero cuya DACA se vence después del 5 de marzo de 2018, los invitamos a programar una consulta legal con NIJC para determinar si puede ser elegible para una forma de alivio permanente bajo nuestras leyes existentes. Para programar una consulta legal con NIJC, llame al 312-660-1370 o envíe un correo electrónico nijcild@heartlandalliance.org.
  • During this free legal appointment, National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) will complete and file applications for qualified applicants to RENEW their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This appointment will take place in downtown Chicago and will last about one hour between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. After you register, NIJC will call and/or email you to confirm that you qualify to renew your DACA and confirm your appointment time. PLEASE NOTE: This appointment is ONLY for current DACA holders whose DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. SIGN UP FOR A DACA RENEWAL APPOINTMENT. For those who have never applied for DACA or whose DACA expires AFTER March 5, 2018, we encourage you to schedule a legal consultation with NIJC to detemine whether you might be eligible for a permanent form of relief under our existing laws. To schedule a legal consultation with NIJC, please call 312-660-1370 or email nijcild@heartlandalliance.org.   Durante esta cita legal gratis, El Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes (NIJC) va confirmara su elegibilidad, completara y presentara su solicitud para RENOVAR acción diferida para jóvenes (DACA) así como su solicitud para autorización de empleo. La cita tomara lugar en el centro de Chicago y durará aproximadamente una hora entre las 9:00 a.m. y 4:00 p.m. Una vez que complete su registro abajo recibirá un correo electrónico y/o una llamada para confirmar su elegibilidad para DACA, y confirmara la hora de su cita. POR FAVOR NOTE: Esta cita es SOLAMENTE para personas que tienen DACA actualmente y que cuya DACA se vence entre el 5 de septiembre 2017 y el 5 de marzo de 2018. REGÍSTRESE PARA UNA CITA PARA RENOVAR SU DACA. Para aquellas personas que nunca han aplicado para DACA o quienes tienen DACA pero cuya DACA se vence después del 5 de marzo de 2018, los invitamos a programar una consulta legal con NIJC para determinar si puede ser elegible para una forma de alivio permanente bajo nuestras leyes existentes. Para programar una consulta legal con NIJC, llame al 312-660-1370 o envíe un correo electrónico nijcild@heartlandalliance.org.
  • October 13, 2017
    National Immigrant Justice Center attorneys will discuss best practice for gathering evidence and presenting legal claims to EOIR and USCIS in support of an immigration case. Please register for the webinar using this link by clicking here.
  • October 14, 2017
    This workshop is an excellent volunteer opportunity for law students and recent graduates during which you will help immigrant survivors of crimes secure legal protection in the United States. The U visa provides protection against deportation and access to immigration benefits for victims of certain crimes, including domestic violence, if they demonstrate cooperation with law enforcement and meet other legal requirements. Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) seeks to serve immigrant victims of crimes by conducting a two-day U visa preparation workshop in partnership with area law students and recent law graduates. Under attorney supervision, volunteers will work with clients to prepare U visa applications. U visas have a tremendous impact on the lives of immigrants, as illustrated in the story below: Rosa* is a 33-year-old woman from Mexico, who came to the United States with her nine-year-old daughter. Throughout a four-year relationship, Rosa’s partner emotionally and physically abused her. In addition, he controlled all of the household finances and would not allow her to leave the house without his permission. In 2009, Rosa called the police, pressed charges, obtained an order of protection, and testified against her partner in court. As a result, her partner was convicted of domestic battery. Before receiving a U visa, Rosa could not work and was forced to rely upon her partner to pay for basic necessities. Now with her lawful status, she has work authorization and hopes to return to school to pursue a degree in business management and build a life for her family. *Name has been changed. Volunteers must: Be fluent in Spanish (or partner with someone who is fluent in Spanish Commit to the Saturday workshop plus one follow-up visit to NIJC’s office Understand they may work with clients who have experienced trauma Workshop Agenda I. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at NIJC’s office (208 S. LaSalle, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL) 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: U visa Training – Led by NIJC supervisors, volunteers will receive an overview of the U visa eligibility and application requirements 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: U visa Workshop – Volunteers will interview clients and family members, complete affidavits, and prepare U visa applications. (Lunch will be provided.) II. Monday, October 16, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017 Volunteers will return to NIJC’s offices for 2-4 hours to complete application preparation. NIJC supervisors will review all final packets, file them with USCIS, and remain counsel for the client throughout the application process. To volunteer for the clinic, please email your resume to Emma Koch. Volunteers are encouraged to RSVP early as space is limited. All volunteers must confirm participation by Monday, October 2, 2017.
  • November 16, 2017
    On November 16, 2017 from 1:00 - 4:00pm, NIJC will host a training for pro bono attorneys interested in representing asylum seekers – including immigrant children and detained immigrants – before the asylum office and the immigration court. New associates are particularly encouraged to attend. Illinois CLE credit will be available, but space is limited!  Please contact Anna Sears to RSVP or with any questions.