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  • September 19, 2016
    On September 27, the LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition hosted a town hall forum to discuss issues affecting LGBT immigrants. NIJC is a member of the coalition and Keren Zwick, supervising attorney for NIJC's LGBT Immigrant Rights Initiative, was a panelist along with U.S. Reps. Luiz Gutierrez and…
  • September 19, 2016
    NIJC and 16 other LGBT, HIV, and health advocacy organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a lower court ruling which found that the federal Privacy Act protects against illegal disclosure that result in psychological and emotional suffering. Read…
  • September 19, 2016
    NIJC worked with pro bono lawyers from McDermott, Will & Emery LLP to secure asylum status for a Congolese woman who is a survivor of sex trafficking. This case broke new ground as previous immigration court decisions have found that sex trafficking does not qualify as persecution and that…
  • September 19, 2016
    On September 19, 2011, the nation's first 24-hour Deportation Family Support Hotline that connects thousands of Chicago-area families with legal and social service resources was launched. NIJC is a collaborator in the project, which is headed by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee…
  • September 19, 2016
    The government has rejected NIJC's request that they exercise prosecutorial discretion and close the case of Mario De la Rosa, who is the sole provider of his son with Cerebral Palsy and who is currently in deportation proceedings. The article also features a Pakistani family for whom NIJC has also…
  • September 19, 2016
    The National Immigration Law Center released a report about stipulated orders of removal, documents detained individuals are often pressured to sign which waive their right to see a judge before being deported. NIJC Associate Director of Litigation Claudia Valenzuela discusses the case of a client…
  • September 19, 2016
    The article features one of NIJC's pro bono partner firms, Katten Muchin Rosenman, and highlights attorney Chad Doobay's pro bono work with NIJC. Read the article here
  • September 19, 2016
    NIJC National Litigation Coordinator Mark Fleming appears on the program discussing immigration enforcement issues, including the Secure Communities program and NIJC's lawsuit against the Obama administration over immigration detainers.Listen to the show from 8/22 here (scroll about halfway through…
  • September 19, 2016
    Across the country, protests have been calling for the Obama Administration to end a controversial immigration deportation program known as Secure Communities. It’s aimed at targeting criminal undocumented immigrants. But activists say non-criminals are getting caught up in the program. Now, a…
  • September 19, 2016
    NIJC National Litigation Coordinator Mark Fleming offers some insight into the prospect of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's office legally challenging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over the Secure Communities program, which allows fingerprint-sharing between state and local law…