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NIJC is working closely with local partners to support asylum seekers & other immigrants arriving in Illinois by bus from Texas.

TAKE ACTION: Save Asylum!

Tell your members of Congress to reject extreme measures in spending negotiations that will make it impossible to seek safety in the United States and deport people back to danger.

Save the Date: 25th NIJC Human Rights Awards

Join us on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 to celebrate 25 years of impact at our special Silver Anniversary Human Rights Awards! This special event will feature a keynote by award-winning author Edwidge Danticat! Get more info.
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Chance to Come Home

Celebrating Vanessa Vaquiz Mendoza's return three years after her unjust deportation! Learn more about the campaign to reunite families and communities and end unjust deportations. LEARN MORE!
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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans

Information about what documents TPS applicants need to collect and how to schedule an appointment for NIJC legal services. For additional information about asylum and other NIJC services for migrants who have recently arrived in Chicago, visit our Welcome to Chicago page.

Just the Beginning: Josue and Mayra's Stories

Josue and Mayra both fled their homelands and in the United States, found the support they needed to begin again and the courage to build new lives. WATCH THEIR STORIES.
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