Chicago grandmother and long-time immigration activist Genoveva Ramirez is suing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to demand its immigration service review a long-pending visa application before U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deports her in October.
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The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) welcomes today’s federal court ruling that the U.S. Attorney General’s threat to withhold law enforcement funding from sanctuary cities has no basis in law.
The decision from the Northern District Court of Illinois, written by Reagan appointee Judge…
[Update: Following news reports about ICE's plans for "Operation Mega," the agency announced in a statement that it had delayed plans for a "coordinated nationwide operation."]
Horrific Plan to Target 6,000 - 10,000 for Mass Deportation is Part of Escalating Attacks on Immigrants
DACA Recipients Urged to Seek Legal Counsel, Understand Their Rights
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is outraged by the Trump administration’s decision to discontinue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Statement of NIJC Executive…
ICE’s Continuous Attempts to Co-opt Local Police to Serve As Frontline Immigration Agents are Unconstitutional and Harm Public Safety
Today Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the City of Chicago’s lawsuit against the U.S.…
New law establishes nation’s strongest state-level due process protections against deportation,
makes Illinois a more welcoming state for immigrants
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) signed the Illinois TRUST Act (SB 31) into law this morning, enacting the nation’s strongest state-level due…
The president continues to demonstrate his failure to represent the best interests of Americans. His pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, who spent his career promoting racial profiling and targeting communities of color, is an affront to justice.
Last December, the…
TRUST will protect immigrant families and promote public safety
Appearing on WBEZ’s Morning Shift program this morning, Governor Bruce Rauner spoke enthusiastically about the Illinois TRUST Act, noting the broad support behind the bill among immigrant communities, business, law enforcement, and…
Hundreds to Rally in Support, Urge Officials to End Trans Detention
NOGALES, AZ - Today a caravan of 16 transgender and gay Central American migrants, 11 of whom are transgender women, will arrive at the US-Mexico border to request asylum. Members of the caravan and their supporters are holding…
Bill backed by broad coalition would make Illinois a national leader in welcoming immigrants, provide strongest statewide protections in the country
(CHICAGO, IL) - After hundreds of community leaders visited their state legislators, thousands of residents called the governor’s office, and…