NIJC's Legal Services
NIJC provides free legal representation to asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their homelands.
DACA and DREAMers
NIJC can help people with DACA renewals or initial DACA applications. Please see our event calendar for upcoming clinics.
Applicants for citizenship, permanent residence, and visas
NIJC's Immigrant Legal Defense project offers a wide range of legal services to low-income immigrants seeking to apply for lawful permanent residence (green cards), citizenship, visas, and other legal protection from deportation.
The Detention Project provides legal orientation and representation to immigrant adults detained in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Victims of Human Trafficking
NIJC provides comprehensive legal services for non-citizen children and adults who have been trafficked in the United States.
NIJC's LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Initiative provides legal services to low-income immigrants who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) and those who are living with HIV.
Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
NIJC's legal staff can help children who entered the country as unaccompanied minors assess their options for immigration legal relief.
Immigration Court Helpdesk
NIJC's Immigration Court Helpdesk Hotline provides FREE legal information to unrepresented individuals at the Chicago Immigration Court.
Venezuelan TPS Applicants
Certain nationals of Venezuela who arrived in the United States on or before July 31, 2023 may be eligible to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
Afghans who have come to the U.S. since July 2021 and who reside in Illinois, Indiana, or Wisconsin may sign up to participate in a virtual legal orientation clinic.