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NIJC's Defenders Initiative responds to email inquiries from criminal defense attorneys who have questions regarding potential immigration consequences that their immigrant defendant clients may face. Email to contact the Defenders Initiative to schedule a training or  ask a question about how your client's criminal case may impact his or her immigration status.

Illinois defense attorneys may also reference our Brief Guide to Representing Noncitizen Criminal Defendants in Illinois, produced by NIJC and the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic at University of Chicago Law School with support from the Illinois Access to Justice Program.