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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 prohibits landlords from disclosing or […]

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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 prohibits landlords from disclosing or […]

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Know Your Rights at the Highwood Public Library

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Summer 2019 Newsletter

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Statement on Parole in Place Program

Credible sources have reported that US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may be dramatically limiting or terminating a program benefiting families of U.S. military service members. The Parole in Place program, which allows certain military family members to pursue lawful permanent resident status within the United States rather than abroad, is an exceptionally important program […]

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Statement on Proposed Nationwide Series of Deportation Raids

Clinic stands in support of immigrants and urges individuals and families to be prepared and Know Your Rights The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (the Clinic) has issued the following statement with regard to a potential nationwide series of deportation raids carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): The potential ICE raids have the […]

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Conozca sus Derechos y Mantense Seguro!

Encuentros con ICE en público, en el trabajo y en la casa: Tiene derecho a guardar silencio — no necesita responder a las preguntas de los agentes de ICE ni divulgar su estado migratorio. ICE NO PUEDE legalmente detenerlo sin una orden firmada por un juez ICE NO PUEDE legalmente entrar a su hogar sin […]

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Know your rights and stay safe!

ICE Encounters in Public, at Work and at Home: You have the right to remain silent — you do not need to answer ICE agents questions or tell them your immigration status. ICE CANNOT legally detain you without a warrant signed by a judge ICE CANNOT legally enter your home without a signed warrant by […]

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6/14/2019: The Illinois VOICES Act

This month (June 2019), the Illinois’ Voices of Immigrant Communities Empowering Survivors (VOICES) Act will take effect. The VOICES act requires that law enforcement officers respond to certification requests necessary for U-Visa and T-Visa applications within 90 business days. The act further states that the head of certifying law enforcement agencies must designate an official […]

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6/11/2019: Retention of RISE Act

On May 8th, 2019 the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives passed the Retention of Illinois Students and Equity Act (RISE Act). The RISE Act aims to make state funded financial aid and scholarships available to more marginalized college students. Specifically, the act permits undocumented students (along with transgender students who have not registered for […]

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