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An overview of pro bono representation for asylum cases with NIJC.
An overview of pro bono representation for adult detained matters with NIJC.
NIJC’s asylum manual provides an overview of the U.S. asylum process and provides basic guidelines for attorneys representing asylum seekers.
This document reflects the shared commitment NIJC and pro bono attorneys agree to when embarking on a collaboration for a new case.
COVID-19 guidance for NIJC pro bono attorneys.
EOIR has changed the filing deadline for non-detained merits hearing back from 30 days to 15 days before the merits hearing.
NIJC discusses the impending end of immigration detention in Illinois and what legal advocates can do to fight for the release of immigrants detained in facilities that will soon close.
A new standing order for the Chicago Immigration Court orders parties to confer in advance of hearings regarding the ICE OPLA enforcement priorities memorandum.
Chicago OCC prosecutorial discretion memorandum and cover sheet
Sample certificates of translation to submit with translated foreign language affidavits and documents.
Sample certificate of service
Updates and guidance for pro bono attorneys regarding the new and increased USCIS fees and fee waiver eligibility rules that go into effect on October 2, 2020.
*Last updated September 30, 2020.*
This summary provides an update on two new attacks on the U.S. asylum system and employment authorization eligibility for asylum seekers.
*Updated September 30, 2020*
Updates and guidance for NIJC pro bono attorneys regarding filing immigration forms and documents during the COVID-19 period.
NIJC leads a discussion about the Trump administration's proposed new rules that would eviscerate what is left of the asylum system. Take action but submitting a comment to the proposed rules.
This document provides guidance and best practices for attorneys working remotely with clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
powerpoint slides for pro bono asylum training
As of January 1, 2020, recreational use of cannabis will be legal in the state of Illinois, but because it is still illegal at the federal level, it still has immigration consequences for noncitizens. Here's what you need to know
NIJC's Detention team provides practical information for pro bono attorneys on representing detained asylum seekers.
NIJC and the Kovler Center partner to present practical information on "Connecting with Clients" or trauma-informed lawyering for pro bono attorneys that work with survivors of trauma and toxic stress