NIJC in the News

September 19, 2016

On September 19, 2016, NIJC and twelve other human and immigrant rights organizations in Chicago held an event discussing the U.S. response to the global refugee crisis. The panel of experts, including NIJC's Lisa Koop and a former NIJC client, emphasized the challenges refugees face in winning protection in the United States and how our...

September 9, 2016

Siblings Rafael and Karla, who are former NIJC clients, talk about some of the challenges they faced growing up undocumented, including when Rafael and his brother Carlos were detained by immigration officials as teenagers....

September 9, 2016

Directora ejecutiva de NIJC Mary Meg McCarthy habla de cómo la injusticia y persecución que sufren inmigrantes han aumentado desde los atentados de 11 de Septiembre. Leer el artículo....

August 30, 2016

NIJC is one of the more than 60 groups who called on the Department of Justice to do a better job when it comes to collecting and reporting data about deaths in police custody. Read the article....

August 14, 2016

Private prison companies make a sickeningly large profit to jail families seeking asylum--more than $1 billion for one facility in Dilley, Texas. NIJC obtained and exposed problematic contracts between the U.S. government and these corporations through its ...

July 26, 2016

The Obama administration announced it would expand the Central American Minors Program, which offers protections to refugee children and their families. The expansion is an important step, but too many refugees are still excluded....

July 19, 2016

NIJC and other immigrant rights groups worked with the City of Chicago to strengthen Chicago's "Welcoming City Ordinance" to make our city an even safer and more welcoming place for all immigrants, including refugees....

July 11, 2016

The New York Times published NIJC Executive Director Mary Meg McCarthy’s letter to the editor insisting that President Obama can and must do more to reduce deportations and provide protection to refugees fleeing violence in Central America....

June 27, 2016

NIJC's Lisa Koop and pro bono attorney Duane Sigelko talked about their recent trips to Greece to provide legal services to Syrian families, and similarities they saw with Central American refugees they have been representing in the United States....

June 6, 2016

Illinois has one of the most backlogged immigration court systems in the country. This has devastating effects on individuals, many of them asylum seekers, suffering long waits until their cases are adjudicated. NIJC's Ashley Huebner explains to the Chicago Tribune....