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Updated June 19, 2020 | Español On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court issued a decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This advisory is not intended as legal advice but rather to provide information based on the Supreme Court’s recent decision. Individuals…
abril 2020 | Español The U.S. Congress passed three laws to help people during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guide helps immigrants and refugees understand the four main benefits available: 1. Direct cash payments; 2. Unemployment insurance; 3. Medical care for COVID-19; and 4. Extended leave for…
April 2020 | Español The U.S. Congress has passed into law three relief bills to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This guide is intended to help NIJC clients and their loved ones understand the benefits that are currently available to them including: 1. Direct Cash Payments 2. Unemployment…
February 2020 | Español With threats of increased ICE enforcement actions in communities across the United States, you can prepare to protect yourself and your family, and defend your rights.   1. Create a safety plan in advance: Identify your emergency contact and memorize their phone…
December 2019 | Español As of January 1, 2020, recreational use of cannabis will be legal in the state of Illinois, yet it is still illegal at the federal level, for that reason it has a different impact on people who are not US citizens and can impact their immigration status. Persons who admit…
(Updated June 29, 2017) On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court overturned, in part, lower courts’ injunctions on President Trump’s refugee & Muslim ban. The Court will hear oral argument on the matter in October. In the meantime, the Court ruled that the bans may resume for travelers from six…
En español Requesting asylum is a very complicated process and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) strongly encourages all asylum seekers to find a competent immigration attorney with experience representing asylum seekers.  It is important that you only hire a licensed attorney or…
Haga clic para español Know-Your-Rights for Children and Youth The manuals below are intended to provide basic information 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 manuals below are intended to provide basic information 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 in these manuals should not be considered legal…
Español Who Can Answer Your Immigration Questions? Private Attorneys - Call the American Immigration Lawyers Association at 1-800-954-0254 for a referral. Attorneys or Accredited Representatives at Board of Immigration Appeals-Recognized Non-Profit Organizations - A list of these…