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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 working closely with local partners to support asylum seekers and other immigrants who have arrived by bus from Texas. Our communities are strengthened and enriched by our immigrant neighbors, both people who have lived here for years and those just arriving. This page contains resources both for migrants and for people who want to help. 

Read NIJC's full statement of welcome

Know Your Rights

Visit NIJC's legal resources page in Spanish and in English for migrants arriving in Chicago.

This page provides guidance on the steps asylum seekers and other migrants who are seeking protection can take to exercise their rights in the United States.

How to Help:

  1. Legal volunteers: NIJC is currently working with law firm and corporate legal departments to host pro se asylum workshops for asylum seekers arriving in Chicago by bus. In addition t to rapid response, there are a number of other opportunities for pro bono attorneys who want to help NIJC ensure immigrants in our communities have access to legal services. Read more about pro bono opportunities at NIJC.
  2. Additional volunteer and donation opportunities: The City of Chicago is collecting materials and donations for needed items. Visit this regularly updated list of the supplies and volunteer needs in heaviest demand.
  3. Donate to NIJC