Afghans who were paroled into the United States after July 31, 2021, have temporary authorization to remain in the United States and are eligible for certain public benefits. In order to remain in the United States permanently, most Afghan parolees will need to apply for a more permanent form of…
In partnership with private attorneys from Chicago law firms, the National Immigrant Justice Center hosts regular clinics to help Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients complete and file applications to renew their protection. All DACA renewal clinics currently are virtual.…
NIJC's Immigration Court Helpdesk Hotline provides FREE legal information to unrepresented individuals at the Chicago Immigration Court.
At the help desk hotline, NIJC attorneys provide the following information on the following topics and more:
Overview of the immigration court…
NIJC can help children who entered the country as unaccompanied minors to evaluate their options for legal relief from immigration.
NIJC's LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Initiative provides legal services to low-income immigrants who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) and those who are living with HIV.
The National Immigrant Justice Center provides comprehensive legal services for non-citizen children and adults who have been trafficked in the United States.
Human trafficking is modern day slavery. Human traffickers force individuals to perform labor, services, or commercial sexual acts.
The Detention Project provides legal orientation and representation to immigrant adults who are held by the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement in immigration detention.
Experienced National Immigrant Justice Center staff are available to speak with…
NIJC provides free legal representation to asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their homelands.
NIJC's Immigrant Legal Defense project offers a wide range of legal services to low-income immigrants seeking to apply for lawful permanent residence (green cards), citizenship, visas, and other legal protection from deportation.
These services include:
Applications for Lawful Permanent Residence…