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Instructions for Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485), from Department of Homeland SecurityU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
This page contains sample documents necessary to prepare a VAWA petition.
NIJC presents a brief review of what the COVID-19 stimulus packages did and did not cover for immigrant applicants.
NIJC and CVLS prepare attorneys in IL to represent clients for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. This training reviews both the predicate order in State court and immigration process with USCIS.
In late 2019, a new law went into effect requiring Illinois courts to enter SIJS findings where supported by the evidence.
A checklist to guide pro bono attorneys in preparing for a predicate order for custody in IL State court.
This is a checklist for pro bono attorneys to request a predicate order for guardianship in an IL State court.
NIJC provides a one-page summary of the updates in Illinois state law that applies to SIJS.
This document provides guidance and best practices for attorneys working remotely with clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A sample submission to Jurisdiction and Waiver relating to SIJS predicate orders in IL State Court, Dec. 2019.
powerpoint slides for pro bono asylum training
A sample memo of law in support of a request for SIJS findings in Illinois, Dec. 2019.
A sample petition in Cook County, IL for a Non-Parent petitioner requesting Allocation of Parental Responsibilities.
This is an example of a consent and waiver that may be used in SIJS predicate order proceedings.
This page supports pro bono attorneys in preparing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) in Illinois.
A sample Motion for Final Hearing via Consent relating to SIJS predicate order in IL State Court, Dec. 2019.
Illinois appellate case on SIJS: In re Estate of Nina L., 2015 IL App (1st) 152223 (Sept. 16, 2015)
The following document provides guidance for pro bono attorneys who represent clients seeking a predicate order in IL State Court and information on addressing Hearsay Issues Regarding Child Abuse.
NIJC's powerpoint presentation for pro bono attorneys representing a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status case in IL. Dec. 2019
This request should be used to reschedule a client's asylum office interview in light of the covid-19 pandemic. Talk to your NIJC point-of-contact before filing.