DREAM Act/DACA

Chicago Tribune: Obama's immigration initiative could benefit 225,000 in Chicago area, analysis finds

January 15, 2015

New data from the Migration Policy Institute shows that there are more than 200,000 individuals in Cook County who could qualify for temporary relief from deportation under President Obama's executive action. NIJC's Rocio Alcantar spoke with the Chicago Tribune about why legal services for these individuals are important. Read more.

NIJC Condemns U.S. House of Representatives' Proposals to Weaken Protections for Children and Keep Families Separated

January 14, 2015

Statement of Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, National Immigrant Justice Center

Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is appalled by mean-spirited attempts by certain members of Congress to reverse President Obama’s immigration executive action and roll back protections for children and families fleeing rampant violence in Central America.

Reuters: United Airlines Rounds Out 2014 with More than Two Dozen Awards

December 5, 2014

NIJC awarded United Airlines with its Human Rights Corporate Award at the 15th Annual Human Rights Awards. United Airlines has been a committed partner in advancing justice for immigrants, particularly immigrant youth seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. NIJC's award is mentioned along with the other groups who awarded United Airlines this year in Reuters.

Clearing the way for medical students with DACA

By Chad R. Doobay

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NIJC Calls on DHS to Release Immigrant Activists from Solitary Confinement

August 2, 2013

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Rethink Immigration: Who is Deserving?

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NIJC Welcomes Deferred Action Initiative for DREAMers, Launches Online Tool to Help Youth Avoid Fraud

August 14, 2012

Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) welcomes the beginning of the Obama administration’s deferred action initiative for immigrant youth as we launch DREAMerJustice.org, an online self-assessment tool to help non-citizens determine their eligibility for relief and find qualified legal service providers to help with their applications.

New Online Tool Will Provide Legal Help to Thousands of DREAMers Nationwide

August 3, 2012

Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) will launch DREAMerJustice.org, a self-assessment tool to enable eligible youth to apply for the Obama administration’s initiative offering temporary relief from deportation. DREAMerJustice.org will be available on August 15, the same date U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting applications.

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