On The News: As Demand For Asylum Grows, NSLAC Continues To Provide Free Legal Aid

The surge of recent migrant arrivals from Central and South America to Lake County and Cook County has presented notable challenges, particularly as the demand for immigration legal aid continues to grow. Despite the challenges, NSLAC stands firm in its commitment to providing free legal services to low-income and at-risk individuals, and families. Thank you to the Chicago Tribune for shining a light on the challenges faced by our immigrant neighbors. Read the full story HERE.

WTTW- Rebecca Weininger On Recent Ruling By The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Thanks to WTTW Chicago for shining a light on domestic violence. NSLAC Executive Director Rebecca Weininger joins advocates to discuss a recent ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals saying that the Second Amendment allows people accused of domestic abuse to have guns. While the ruling only applies in the 5th District, which encompasses Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, advocates for survivors of domestic violence said the ruling could have reverberations nationwide.

WGN TV Chicago- TDVAM

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and it’s important to educate teens and parents about what is and is not a healthy relationship, what signs to look out for, how to talk to your teen, and how to get help.
 
Thank you to WGN TV Chicago for featuring NSLAC and Director of Domestic Violence Law Practice Rebecca Weininger on Daytime Chicago.

WBBM- Virtual Cooking Demos To Save Lives

“The success of that website then led us to try to find other ways to reach survivors where they are and that led to the founding of the cooking demonstration.”

Special thank you to Andy Dahn and WBBM for helping us save lives.

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic hosts virtual cooking demonstrations with professional chefs on the second Thursday of each month, inviting anyone with questions about domestic violence to ask those questions to NSLAC attorneys anonymously in the chat. Join NSLAC in any of our upcoming demonstrations. Click here to learn more.

DACA 10th Anniversary- NSLAC Media Appearance

Dreamers, their families, and the advocates concerned for their protection are grateful for DACA, but they are concerned for their future in the US. NSLAC Staff Attorney Irma Wilson joined WTTW – Chicago PBS for an important conversation about DACA. Read more about this update here.

The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic continues to strongly urge DACA recipients and DACA-eligible individuals to contact us immediately for a full legal screening. We provide free legal assistance to any and all individuals, regardless of where they live or work, who need assistance in renewing their DACA application.
For questions about DACA, please contact info@NSLegalAid.org or 847-737-4042