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Provide Safety, Stability, and Justice for All in the New Year!

Holiday Gift Giving Campaign

You can make this holiday season extra special by donating gifts for immigrant and refugee families in our communities. SEE 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.

Chance to Come Home

Celebrating Vanessa Vaquiz Mendoza's return three years after her unjust deportation! See more about the campaign to Reunite families and communities and end unjust deportations. LEARN MORE!
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TAKE ACTION: Stop Robert's Deportation!

Robert Panton has worked tirelessly as a youth mentor and makes his Harlem community stronger and safer. But ICE plans to deport him in six months for a 30+ year-old drug conviction for which he already served a harsh sentence. Sign the petition to stop Robert's deportation and #KeepRobertHome where he belongs!
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Welcome Arriving Migrants

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

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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