DREAM Act/DACA

StoryCorps / WBEZ: 'Instead Of Making It A Secret, I Felt Like We Could Make It A Way For People To Know'

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. Listen to their story.

La Corte Suprema Niega Justicia a Inmigrantes, Familias, y Comunidades Americanas; Bloquea Programas de Acción Diferida de 2014

June 23, 2016

Declaración de Mary Meg McCarthy, Directora Ejecutiva, Centro Nacional de Justicia Para Inmigrantes de Heartland Alliance

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El Centro Nacional de Justicia Para Inmigrantes de Heartland Alliance (NIJC) está indignado por la decisión de hoy de la Corte Suprema la cual bloquea los programas de acción diferida anunciados el 2014 por el Presidente Obama.

Supreme Court Denies Justice to Immigrants, Families & American Communities

June 23, 2016

Statement of Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center

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Media coverage of Chicago woman suing government over DACA denial

May 25, 2016

Ireri Unzueta Carrasco was denied renewed DACA because she participated in peaceful civil disobedience actions as part of the national movement to win relief for undocumented students and stop deportations. NIJC is representing Ireri in her suit against the government, challenging their claim that her civil disobedience makes her a "threat to public safety."

Chicago Woman Challenges Immigration Authorities on Labeling Her a “Public Safety Concern” Over Participation in Peaceful Civil Disobedience

May 25, 2016
Civil disobedience that prompted relief program should not be grounds for denial
 
A young Chicago woman who came to the United States when she was six years old is suing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S.

La Corte Suprema Escuchara Argumentos Legales Sobre Las Acciones Ejecutivas del Presidente Obama

January 19, 2016

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Declaración por Mary Meg McCarthy, Directora Ejecutiva, Centro Nacional de Justicia Para Inmigrantes de Heartland Alliance

DAPA and DACA+ Finally Get a Fair Hearing

January 19, 2016
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Supreme Court Will Hear Oral Argument on Obama Administration’s Immigration Executive Actions

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
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