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Immigration Detention Bed Quota Timeline

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention system costs taxpayers more than $2 billion each year. Since 2009, congressional appropriations laws have included language on immigration detention beds that is known as the detention bed quota. No other law enforcement agency is subject to a real or perceived quota for its detainees.

DACA Renewal Clinic 06/15/2018

During this free legal clinic, private attorneys from Chicago's top law firms will join with the National Immigrant Justice Center to complete and file applications for qualified individuals to RENEW their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Registration must be completed as soon as possible.  For more information about updates to the DACA program, refer to our community advisory

Kalamazoo Gazette: New Jail for Hundreds of ICE Detainees Could be Built in Michigan

The Kalamazoo Gazette did an investigation into a proposed ICE immigration jail in Michigan. According to reports obtained from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Gazette, Calhoun County has submitted plans for a temporary 250-bed facility to later be replaced by a 300-bed permanent facility. NIJC's Claudia Valenzuela spoke to the paper about the troubling expansion of the immigration detention system. Read the entire story

DACA Renewal Clinic 06/26/2018

During this free legal clinic, private attorneys from Chicago's top law firms will join with the National Immigrant Justice Center to complete and file applications for qualified individuals to RENEW their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Registration must be completed as soon as possible.  For more information about updates to the DACA program, refer to our community advisory

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19th Annual Human Rights Awards

Since 2000, the National Immigrant Justice Center’s (NIJC) Human Rights Awards luncheon has honored human rights champions and celebrated the contributions of business, civic, and philanthropic leaders. The event draws more than 1,000 attendees and provides critical funding for NIJC to ensure that it can continue to promote human rights and access to justice for immigrants. BUY TICKETS NOW!

NBC News: Advocates walk out of hearing to protest plan to separate migrant families

Mothers protested with their children by walking out of a Congressional hearing as Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen testified about the agency's cruel policy of separating parents from their children as they cross the U.S. border. NIJC's Heidi Altman participated in the protest with her daughter and is quoted in the article. Read the full story  

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