NIJC Policy Director Heidi Altman penned a letter to the editor of The Washington Post about the importance of legal counsel for all immigrants and the dangers of complying with immigration detainers. Read the letter.
NIJC pro bono attorney and leadership board member Ivan Poullaos, partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, was named as one of Chicago Lawyer's "40 Under 40" in 2016 in large part because of his work representing numerous NIJC clients. Read more.
NIJC's Mark Fleming helps explain whether the Trump administration has the authority to use information from state programs giving undocumented individuals access to driver's licenses to target them for immigration enforcement. Read the article on ProPublica and MotherJones.
Residents in Elkhart, Indiana are joining the Welcome Your Neighbor movement and posting signs with a welcoming message to people in their communities who feel afraid and excluded. Proceeds from the sign will be donated to organizations including NIJC who serve immigrants and refugees.
NIJC is among the many immigrant and refugee rights organizations who have received an outpouring of support and offers to volunteer from community members following Donald Trump's election as president. Read and listen to the story.
Siblings Rafael and Karla, DACA-mented youth and former NIJC clients, talk about some of the challenges they faced growing up undocumented, including when Rafael and his brother Carlos were detained by immigration officials as teenagers. Listen to the segment.
The City of Chicago announced the Legal Protection Fund which, in partnership with NIJC and The Resurrection Project, will expand access to deportation defense and legal services for immigrants in Chicago.
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