Immigrant Resources

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This section provides basic information intended 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 here should not be considered legal advice, and immigrants and their loved ones are encouraged to seek quality legal advice from the National Immigrant Justice Center or another credible organization.

More information about NIJC's legal services is available in the Client Services section. For individuals who live outside NIJC's service region, the Department of Justice website provides a listing of free and low-cost immigration legal aid providers throughout the United States.

NIJC contributes to Illinois Legal Aid Online, which contains information and explanations about a variety of civil matters, including immigration matters. Please visit for more information.

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