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  • 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.  For more information about updates to the DACA program, refer to our community advisory.  Register for this clinic. ------------------------------------------ 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. Para obtener más información sobre el programa de DACA, consulte nuestra advertencia comunitaria. Regístrese para este taller.
  • 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.  For more information about updates to the DACA program, refer to our community advisory.  Register for this clinic. ------------------------------------------ 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. Para obtener más información sobre el programa de DACA, consulte nuestra advertencia comunitaria. Regístrese para este taller.
  • July 12, 2018
    On June 11, 2018, the Attorney General issued a malicious decision in Matter of A-B-, which will make it much more difficult for many men, women, and children to obtain asylum protection.  Importantly, it does not erase the many positive, precedential decisions at the Courts of Appeals, especially in the Seventh Circuit, that grant asylum to individuals fleeing harm by non-state actors, but it makes developing a strong record and access to representation more important than ever. On Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., NIJC will conduct a training regarding Matter of A-B- and best practices for presenting an asylum claim in light of this decision.    If you are representing an NIJC client seeking asylum based on harm by a non-state actor, we encourage you to register for this training.  Please note that this training will focus specifically on practice tips to respond to Matter of A-B- and is not a substitute for NIJC’s general asylum training.  IL CLE credit will be available for in-person attendees.  Due to space limits, in-person attendance may be limited to attorneys currently representing NIJC asylum clients.  Please contact Anna Sears at ansears@heartlandalliance.org with questions or to RSVP. Attorneys who are unable to attend in-person can participate via webinar.  Please click here to register for the webinar version of the training. If you do not currently have an NIJC asylum case, but are interested in getting involved, we encourage you to learn more about becoming an NIJC pro bono attorney and consider registering for our next asylum training on Friday, July 13th.   
  • July 13, 2018
    On July 13, 2018 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, 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 at ansears@heartlandalliance.org to RSVP or with any questions.