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  • 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…
  • September 19, 2016
    On September 17, 2011 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security held a public hearing in Chicago, one of several across the country, on the controversial Secure Communities program, which allows fingerprint-sharing between state and local law enforcement agencies, the FBI, and U.S. Immigration and…
  • September 19, 2016
    On August 11, 2011, NIJC filed a class action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the immigration detainers the Department of Homeland Security issues to request that local police hold individuals after their own authority has expired, until immigration officers arrive to take the…
  • September 19, 2016
    Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center Executive Director Mary Meg McCarthy (second from left) met with First Lady of Mexico Margarita Zavala (third from left) and Illinois officials on August 4, 2011, to discuss protections for unaccompanied immigrant youth. Other attendees were (…
  • September 19, 2016
    In a letter to the editor NIJC Executive Director Mary Meg McCarthy noted the problems with lack of access to counsel in the immigration detention system, particularly for vulnerable populations held in isolated areas.Read the article here
  • September 19, 2016
    Margaret H. Marshall, first woman to serve as chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, discussed the importance of access to counsel for all people during her keynote address at Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center's 12th Annual Midwest Light of Human Rights Awards.Read…
  • September 19, 2016
    Honor students Carlos and Rafael Robles, NIJC clients, were arrested by U.S. Customs & Border Patrol after being questioned about their nationality on an Amtrak train and were put in deportation proceedings. NIJC requested prosecutorial discretion in accordance with the Obama administration’s…