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Illinois Immigrant Tenant Protection Act

On August 21, 2019, the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act was signed into Illinois state law. This act is aimed to protect tenants from the fear that their landlord may disclose their immigration status if they voice the concerns needed to maintain adequate living conditions. The Immigrant Tenant Protection Act explicitly...

Federal courts temporarily block the new public charge rule

UPDATE: On October 11, 2019, federal courts temporarily blocked the new public charge rule described here. The future of the new public charge rule is up to the courts— in the coming months, there will be further legal action to determine whether the new rule will take effect. We will...

Healthcare Proclamation

Beginning November 3, 2019, individuals seeking immigrant visas abroad will be denied if they do not have health insurance or cannot prove that they will be able to pay for health insurance in the United States within 30 days of entry. This proclamation, which was announced on October 3, 2019...

Illinois Immigrant Tenant Protection Act

On August 21, 2019, the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act was signed into Illinois state law. This act is aimed to protect tenants from the fear that their landlord may disclose their immigration status if they voice the concerns needed to maintain adequate living conditions. The Immigrant Tenant Protection Act explicitly...

VAWA Will Be On The US Senate Floor This Month

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed 25 years ago. The law changed the conversation about domestic violence as millions of Americans took gender-based violence seriously. It is also is credited for a dramatic decrease in the rate of domestic violence in the United States. In April, the U.S...

Emergency Order of Modification of Parenting Judgement Related to Stay-at-Home Order in Domestic Violence Case

Highland Park, IL – April 16, 2020 – Rebecca Weininger, Director of Domestic Violence Law Practice at the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (the Clinic), successfully obtained an emergency order in a domestic violence action related to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order (the Order). Weininger argued that one parent’s failure...

Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Executive Order Suspending Immigration

Highland Park, IL – April 21, 2020 – The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (the Clinic) stands in support of the immigrant community and has issued the following statement with regard to the recent proposed Presidential executive order related to immigration policy: “We are disappointed to learn about President Trump’s...