National Immigrant Justice Center

With offices in Chicago, Indiana, and Washington, D.C., NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocacy.
Organization website

Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL
Organization type(s): Research/Policy/Organizing
Acronym or short name: NIJC
Tags: Immigration Process


News Story

What’s the Difference Between and a Refugee and a Deportee? A Lawyer.

Julianne Hing
Nation, The
February 13, 2016
Migrants in immigration proceedings, including children, have no guarantee of legal counsel and are often forced to make their case in front of immigration judges alone.

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Spike in legal representation for immigrants in Chicago is attributed to $1 million city fund

Vikki Ortiz Healy
Chicago Tribune
November 4, 2017
Immigrants in Chicago have seen a dramatic increase in legal representation since earlier this year, thanks in part to a fund established by the city, according to an independent study released this week by researchers at Syracuse University.

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Should America Give Refuge to Abused Women?

Julia Preston
Marshall Project
April 17, 2018
Trump seems to say, not anymore.

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Experts See Legal Hazards in States’ Immigration Suit

Julia Preston
New York Times (NYT)
December 5, 2014
Lawyers for RAICES (Texas) representing unaccompanied minors who crossed the border this summer said the children were not attracted by the president’s programs.

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