Services Offered

The Immigration Law Practice at North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic provides free immigration legal aid to residents living in north suburban Cook County and Lake County. Our experienced team is committed to supporting individuals and families in navigating the complexities of immigration law, ensuring that everyone receives the assistance and care they deserve during challenging times. 

We help with:  

Family-Based Immigrant Visa Petitions for Spouses, Children, Parents and Siblings 

Receive free immigration legal aid from NSLAC when applying for and preparing applications for relatives of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to immigrate to the United States 

Consular Processing 

Get assistance from NSLAC as you navigate the legal process for immigrant visa interviews in their country of origin 

Citizenship 

NSLAC offers free immigration legal aid to eligible individuals, guiding them through the process of applying to become naturalized citizens of the United States 

Green Card Renewals 

Receive free legal assistance from NSLAC in the preparation of essential documents needed to renew your Lawful Permanent Residence (“Green”) cards. 

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals 

Individuals seeking DACA status, including DACA-based work permits, can benefit from NSLAC’s free legal aid services during the renewal application process. 

Temporary Protected Status 

NSLAC offers free legal aid to assist eligible individuals with maintaining proper documentation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) 

Employment Authorization Renewals 

Renew your work permits with the support of NSLAC's free legal aid, assisting eligible individuals, such as DACA recipients, throughout the renewal process. 

Waivers (Unlawful Presence, Fraud and Misrepresentation, Alien Smuggling) 

NSLAC offers free immigration legal aid, guiding individuals through the preparation of waivers for certain prior inadmissible actions for individuals applying for lawful status 

U-Visas 

NSLAC offers free immigration legal aid for individuals applying for visas based on being a victim of a crime, limited to certain serious crimes, and assisting law enforcement with the investigation 

T-Visas 

NSLAC provides free immigration legal aid, assisting individuals applying for visas based on being a victim of trafficking 

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) 

Individuals seeking lawful status due to the protection of a juvenile court after experiencing abuse, abandonment, or neglect by a parent can receive free immigration legal assistance from NSLAC. 

Asylum 

NSLAC provides free legal assistance to individuals applying for lawful status based on the fear of persecution if they return to their country of origin 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self Petitioners 

Receive free immigration legal aid from NSLAC when applying for lawful status based on being the victim of battery or extreme cruelty committed by a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent resident spouse/former spouse, parent (or U.S. Citizen Child) 

Petition to Remove Conditions (Joint and Waiver) 

NSLAC provides legal assistance in preparing applications for individuals with conditional residency (based on marriage or employment) to remove conditions and receive lawful permanent residence status. 

Freedom of Information Act Requests (USCIS, CBP, EOIR, DOS) 

Conduct inquiries and obtain records from U.S. immigration agencies with free legal assistance from NSLAC through Freedom of Information Act Requests (FOIA). 

Removal/Deportation Defense 

NSLAC offers free immigration legal assistance, providing written and oral representation in front of an immigration court judge for individuals in removal or deportation proceedings.