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Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

With offices in Chicago, Indiana, San Diego, and Washington, D.C., NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in blending individual client advocacy with broad-based systemic change.
Partnering with the legal community

Thanks to the support of hundreds of pro bono attorneys from the nation's leading law firms, NIJC has made critical advances in the lives of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. NIJC provides legal services to more than 10,000 individuals each year and maintains a success rate of 90 percent in obtaining asylum for those fleeing persecution in their home countries. NIJC and its pro bono attorneys have been on the vanguard of federal impact litigation and advocacy, setting positive precedents for those seeking human rights protections within our borders.

NIJC's locations

Chicago Loop
224 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 600
Chicago, IL  60604
Legal consultations offered by appointment only.

Goshen, Indiana
110 E. Washington St.
Goshen, IN  46528
Legal consultations offered by appointment only.

Washington, D.C.
c/o Jenner & Block LLP
1099 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
No legal consultations offered.

Belmont Cragin, Chicago (Legal consultations only)
Heartland Human Care Services office
5715 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
Legal consultations offered by appointment only.

Gurnee / Lake County (Legal consultations only)
In YWCA Gurnee
1425 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 180
Gurnee, Illinois
Legal consultations offered by appointment only.


The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) respects the privacy of our supporters. Any personal information that individuals give to us via an online form or at an event will be used by NIJC to keep in contact with you, send you email updates, answer your questions and respond to your requests, and provide you with more personalized service. You may always opt out if you prefer to no longer receive our messages. NIJC will never share or sell your email address.