One Year Later: Immigrants' Hopes of Keeping Families Together Tied to U.S. Supreme Court Review

November 20, 2015
Statement of Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) welcomes today’s announcement that the Obama Administration has formally

Reckless Fifth Circuit Decision Goes Beyond Even Judge Hanen’s Injunction

November 10, 2015
Sad Day For the American Justice System
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2-1 decision to uphold a nationwide injunction of the Obama administration’s expansion of immigration deferred action not only leaves thousands of American families in limbo, but recklessly reaches beyond the scope of the legal questions the case was intended to address.

Navigating Advance Parole: A DACA Guide to Seeing the World and Reconnecting with Your Roots

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Media coverage of exchanging some 3-year DACA work permits

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 fearful of the home visits. 

USCIS Comenzara visitas a casas para recuperar permisos de trabajo de algunos beneficiarios de DACA

July 15, 2015
El Centro Nacional de Justicia Para Inmigrantes de Heartland Alliance (NIJC) le pide a las comunidades de inmigrantes que estén en alerta pero que no teman mientras el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración (USCIS) comienza v

USCIS to Begin Home Visits to Retrieve Work Permits for Some DACA Recipients

July 15, 2015
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) encourages immigrant communities to be alert but not fearful as U.S.

Immigrant services make Illinois stronger [Videos]

Update 4/30/2015: Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner restored $26 million in funding for critical social services, including immigrant services. However, he plans to permanently eliminate funding for these services in his next budget, which goes into effect on July 1, 2015.

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