About Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center

Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

With offices in Chicago, Indiana, and Washington, D.C., NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in blending individual client advocacy with broad-based systemic change. Click here to see a timeline of our history.
 
Partnering with the legal community

Thanks to the support of hundreds of pro bono attorneys from the nation's leading law firms, NIJC has made critical advances in the lives of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. NIJC provides legal services to more than 10,000 individuals each year and maintains a success rate of 90 percent in obtaining asylum for those fleeing persecution in their home countries. NIJC and its pro bono attorneys have been on the vanguard of federal impact litigation and advocacy, setting positive precedents for those seeking human rights protections within our borders.

NIJC's locations

Chicago Loop
208 S. LaSalle, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL  60604
Legal consultations offered by appointment only. View our consultation schedule.

Goshen, Indiana
203 S. Main St., Suite 6
Goshen, IN  46526
Legal consultations offered by appointment only. View our consultation schedule.

Washington, D.C.
In McDermott Will & Emery, LLP building
500 North Capitol Street NW, 3rd floor
Washington, DC 20001
No legal consultations offered.