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Join NIJC this Pride Month and learn how to prepare and present an asylum case for a member of the LGBTQ+ community in immigration court.

NIJC's Annual Asylum Pride Training

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Welcome arriving migrants

NIJC is working closely with local partners to support asylum seekers & other immigrants arriving in Illinois. Learn more.

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Clinics, Trainings & Events

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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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