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October 2020 | Español Immigration enforcement actions continue in communities across the United States, and the Trump administration has increased the threat to immigrant communities by expanding “expedited removal.” Under the expansion of this program, an immigration officer may quickly deport…
On November 14, 2020, a federal court judge in New York issued a decision that should require the U.S. government to begin accepting initial DACA applications again. Once U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has confirmed it will accept new DACA applications, NIJC will update this page…
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…