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NIJC has a new Chicago address at 111 W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60604 and a new email domain at

Since 2017, the City of Chicago's Legal Protection Fund has helped immigrant Chicagoans secure legal status and defend themselves and their families against deportation and separation.


Read more about the Legal Protection Fund's impact in our annual reports:

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Legal Protection Fund Services

Through the Legal Protection Fund, NIJC offers free legal consultations and immigration representation to eligible immigrants and families living within the Chicago city limits.

Asylum paperwork

Asylum Seekers

Free legal representation to asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their homelands.

McAllen Women's Detention Center

Detained Immigrants

Legal orientation and representation for immigrant adults detained in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

DREAMERS are here to stay

DACA and Dreamers

Help with DACA renewals or initial DACA applications. Please see our event calendar for upcoming clinics. 

Oath ceremony

Applicants For Citizenship, Permanent Residence, And Visas

Legal services for low-income immigrants seeking to apply for lawful permanent residence (green cards), citizenship, visas, and other legal protection from deportation.