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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

The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Here, you can find information about who we help, and the services we provide, along with basic information intended to give immigrants an understanding of their rights under U.S. law during immigration proceedings or if they are arrested and detained by the Department of Homeland Security. The information here should not be considered legal advice, and immigrants and their loved ones are encouraged to seek quality legal advice from the National Immigrant Justice Center or another credible organization.


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Immigration Legal Services

The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) offers a wide range of legal services to low-income immigrants.

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Legal Resources

Learn more about how you can protect your rights and how to pursue some basic immigration benefits.

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Contact Us

Find out how to contact NIJC to schedule an appointment based on your immigration legal needs.


Legal Services Partnerships

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Chicago Legal Protection Fund

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.

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Immigration Court Helpdesk

NIJC's Immigration Court Helpdesk hotline provides free legal information to unrepresented individuals at the Chicago Immigration Court.

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Midwest Immigrant Defenders Alliance

The Midwest Immigrant Defenders Alliance (MIDA) provides high-quality immigration legal services for free to detained immigrants. MIDA is a coalition of the National Immigrant Justice Center, The Resurrection Project, The Immigration Project, and the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender.