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It doesn't matter if you're planning to stay in Chicago or move to another city, we hope that the information on this page will be helpful. The information here should not be considered legal advice, and is not an exhaustive guide. It is simply a good starting point to getting settled into Chicago…
Updated October 14, 2022 Sign up to receive email updates about DACA and issues affecting immigrant youth   Latest DACA development: On October 14, 2022, Texas-based U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen issued an order that continues to block the Biden administration from approving new DACA…
Everyone in the United States, including undocumented immigrants, has rights under the U.S. Constitution.  The following information can help you protect yourself and your family, and defend your rights. 1. Create a safety plan:  Identify your emergency contact and memorize their…
This advisory is not legal advice, but provides basic information on the new U Visa bona fide determination, issued June 2021. Individuals should seek a legal consultation from a qualified immigration attorney or DOJ accredited representative for a full assessment of their cases. What is a U…
This advisory is not legal advice, but provides basic information on the Migrant Protection Protocols (“MPP”).  Individuals should seek a legal consultation from a qualified immigration attorney or DOJ accredited representative for full assessment of their cases. What is/was MPP? MPP stands for “…
December 2019 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 to using,…
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…
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 organizations can be…