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  • June 2, 2022
    This webinar will explore the history of immigration detention in Illinois, including the state’s new ban on immigration detention and the launch of the Midwest Immigrant Defenders Alliance as Illinois residents are sent to out-of-state detention centers. The training also will address what advocates should know about Castañon-Nava v. DHS, a settlement on warrantless ICE arrests and vehicle stops that goes into effect in June 2022. Speakers: Fred Tsao, Senior Policy Counsel at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Mark Fleming, Associate Director of NIJC's Federal Litigation Project Ruben Loyo, Associate Director of NIJC’s Detention Project NIJC provides CLE credit to all attorneys who attend live trainings and are licensed in Illinois. We must have the ARDC number to request CLE credit. The attorney should enter their ARDC number into the evaluation form within one week of the training. In the alternative, anyone who attends the live event may request a certificate of attendance in the evaluation form. Registration required at https://bit.ly/ILdetention6222
  • June 15, 2022
    The National Immigrant Justice Center's (NIJC) Human Rights Awards brings together a global audience to honor human rights champions and celebrate the contributions of business, civic, and community leaders. As NIJC's signature event, the Human Rights Awards provides critical funding that allows thousands of people to access life-changing immigration legal services and programs that protect immigrant rights. This event will take place at limited capacity in person and highlights of the live event will be presented in a special virtual event open to all. Stay tuned for additional information. Add to Calendar Tickets and registration coming soon! Visit our event page for more information.
  • June 28, 2022
    This is the first part of a two-part virtual, pro bono asylum training led by experts from the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC). During this training, NIJC attorneys will provide participants with an intensive introduction to asylum law. NIJC will also provide updates and practice considerations when representing LGBTQ asylum seekers. Free Illinois and Indiana CLE credit is available.
  • June 30, 2022
    This is the second part of a two-part virtual, pro bono asylum training led by experts from the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC). During this training, NIJC attorneys will provide best practices for working with asylum seekers and developing supporting evidence in order to prepare strong asylum claims, as well as strategies for presenting asylum arguments before USCIS and the immigration court. NIJC will also provide practice pointers and updates relating to representation of LGBT asylum seekers. Free CLE is offered for Illinois and Indiana.