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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…
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 September 28, 2021 Sign up to receive email updates about DACA and issues affecting immigrant youth   Latest DACA development: On September 28, 2021, the Biden administration published a notice of proposed rulemaking on deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA).  This means…
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…