NIJC in the News

August 27, 2015

Immigrants rights advocates and legal services providers are concerned about plans to transfer transgender immigrants currently detained in facilities around the country to one isolated facility in Adelanto, California, moving them away from their attorneys and support systems. NIJC's Keren Zwick explains the concerns....

August 18, 2015

"Chicago aldermen and immigrant advocates unveiled a list of proposals Tuesday aimed at improving the lives of immigrants across the city. Issues of language access, legal representation, safety and services for immigrants are addressed in the Chicago Immigration Policy Working Group's six-point immigrant integration plan."...

August 14, 2015

After several years of Freedom of Information Act litigation, NIJC released 90 immigration detention center contracts revealing which reveal the disarray and lack of transparency of the system that annually detains more than 400,000 people.

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July 28, 2015

Cuando su esposo fue asesinado en Chicago, Alejandra entfrentaban dificultades emocional y económicamente. Ahora, la familia podría quedarse sin hogar por falta de recursos pero Alejandra podría estar calificada para Visa U. Mony Ruiz-Velasco, abogada pro bono de NIJC, representa a la familia y explica la importancia de la Visa U....

July 27, 2015

A federal court ruling requires the Department of Homeland Security to close imminently its family detention centers holding thousands of asylum-seeking mothers and children. NIJC's Royce Bernstein Murray explained the obstacles mothers and children will still face in the legal system, including having access to counsel and knowing their rights...

July 24, 2015

In a letter published in the Chicago Tribune, NIJC Executive Director Mary Meg McCarthy explains why policies that separate local police from federal immigration enforcement make our communities safer....

July 23, 2015

Organizaciones que promueven los derechos de inmigrantes como el Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes han condenado los esfuerzos recientes de ciertos miembros de Congreso lo obligan a policía local a efectivicen la ley migratoria....

July 20, 2015

"The number of pending asylum petitions has increased by more than 800 percent over the last four years, stretching out the period of uncertainty in some cases from six months to two years, or from two years to four. The wait is particularly grueling for those ... who remain separated from their families with no clear answers on their status or...

July 16, 2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced it would begin home visits in Chicago and other cities to exchange three-year work authorization cards that the government erroneously issued to some recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). NIJC and other organization encouraged immigrant communities to be aware but not...

June 29, 2015

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released new guidance on detaining transgender immigrants. NIJC and a coalition of immigrant and LGBT rights advocates welcomed these long-overdue developments but...