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This motion should be used to continue a scheduled merits hearing in light of the covid-19 pandemic. Talk to your NIJC point-of-contact before filing.
Update on Chicago Asylum Office Scheduling: the Chicago Asylum Office may now be scheduling applicants for interviews who filed for asylum pre-2018.
The Immigration Court Practice Manual now limits pre-hearing briefs to 25 pages.
NIJC’s VAWA Self-Petition manual provides an overview of the process to prepare a VAWA self-petition and provides basic guidelines for attorneys representing VAWA petitioners.
NIJC’s U Visa manual and appendices provides an overview of the U Visa process and provides basic guidelines for attorneys representing U Visa applicants.
A flow chart of the U Visa process.
A flow chart of the U Visa process in English.
The Chicago Immigration Court has provided updated information on scheduling and immigration judge dockets.
In light of the administration's expanded asylum bans, attorneys must ensure they are preserving protection for derivative asylum seekers by filing independent asylum applications for them.
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
FAQ: Post-Win Information for Asylees and Pro Bono Attorneys
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
Asylum Pro Bono Training - Slides
Watch a quick overview of the exciting features of the new "For Attorneys" section of NIJC's website.
This notice provides a brief overview of asylum ban #2 (transit ban) and the effect of the Supreme Court's recent order.
This document provides case background and template language for responding to the Attorney General's decision in Matter of L-E-A- in a legal memorandum or brief.
The Attorney General issued Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 581 (A.G. 2019) in July 2019, overruling a portion of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision in Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 40 (BIA 201
NIJC presents a supplement to NIJC’s Basic Procedural Manual for Asylum Representation specific to working with detained clients.
A pro bono attorney manual on immigration relief for crime victims: U Visas.