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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…
Updated 2/18/2021 Effective immediately, ICE has new interim (temporary) enforcement priorities.  We expect final priorities, which may be different, within 90 days.  We will continue to update this page as we find out more about the enforcement priorities.  What is an enforcement priority?…
Updated July 19, 2021 The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program received another major setback on July 16 with a negative ruling issued by District Court Judge Hanen in Texas v. U.S. This fight is far from over, and at NIJC we are committed to continuing our advocacy for a fully…
Updated July 19, 2021 On July 16, 2021, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the DACA program is unlawful. This advisory is not intended as legal advice but rather to provide information on the current status of the DACA program. Individuals should seek a legal consultation from a qualified…
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,…
(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…
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 Board of…
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 information in…
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…