National Immigrant Justice Center

Chicago Office                                                                                                    Indiana Office
208 S. LaSalle St., Ste. 1300                                                                                 203 S. Main St., Suite 6
Chicago, IL 60604                                                                                                Goshen, IN 46526
Phone:  (312) 660-1370 (collect calls accepted at (312) 263-0901)                                        Phone:  (312) 660-1370
Fax:  (312) 660-1505                                                                                            Fax:  (312) 660-1505

National Immigrant Justice Center also offers intake hours at the following two locations by appointment only
Heartland Human Care Services                                                                               Lake County at YWCA Gurnee
5715 W. Belmont                                                                                               1425 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 180
Chicago, IL 60634                                                                                              Gurnee, IL 60031

Frequently Asked Questions
Is this organization recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals to practice immigration law? Yes

Does this organization
~ Have attorneys on staff?  Yes
~ Consult with private attorneys? Yes
~ Coordinate pro bono (free) services with private attorneys? Yes
~ Serve a particular clientele? Lower income individuals (household income 200% or below federal poverty level)
~ Charge for services? Nominal fees for most services (waivers available)
~ Have income guidelines for determining fees?  Yes
~ Charge on a sliding scale basis?  Yes
~ Charge a flat fee for specific services?  Yes

By appointment: please call (312) 660-1370 or email to schedule a consultation appointment
Detention Intake:  Tuesdays 11am - 2pm   For collect calls: (312) 263-0901   For all other calls: (773) 672-6599
Asylum Intake: Thursdays 9am  Phone: (773) 672-6555
Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Intake: Thursdays 2pm - 4:30pm  Phone: (773) 672-6550
LGBT Immigrants Intake: Wednesdays, Fridays 10am - 12pm   Phone: (773) 672-6551
Does this organization
~ Accept intake by mail? No
~ Accept intake by fax?  No
~ Accept intake by email? Yes, please email or
complete the online intake through  or
What languages does this organization's staff speak? English, French, and Spanish (other languages may be available upon request)
What geographical area does this organization cover? Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Kentucky.  
The Federal litigation and LGBT immigrant rights project has no geographic limitations.
Services Provided
N-400 application for naturalization Yes
N-600 application for certificate of citizenship Yes
N-648 medical disability waiver Yes
N-565 application for replacement certificate Yes
Family-based immigration 
I-130 alien relative petition Yes
I-360 self-petition  Yes
I-485 application for adjustment of status Yes
Consular processing Yes
Waiver applications (I-212 and I-601) Yes
I-751 petition to remove conditions on residence Yes
I-131 application for travel document Yes
I-765 application for employment authorization Yes
I-90 application for replacement green card Yes

Other Immigration Benefits
Asylum; Withholding of Removal; Relief under Torture Convention;
DACA, NACARA; Temporary Protected Status; Late amnesty (CSS/LULAC); orders of supervision; Stay of Removal;
Credible fear parole requests; Relief under Violence Against Women ACT (VAWA); 
Visas for victims of human trafficking and crimes (U and T visas);
The LGBT Immigrant Rights Initiative provides immigration-related legal services or referrals to gay, lesbian, bisexual,
and trans-gendered individuals. 
Representation before immigration judge or Board of Immigration Appeals.
Bond hearings: Yes
Removal proceedings/defense on merits: Yes
Relief from removal: Yes
Appeals to BIA: Yes
Motions to reopen: Yes
Representation in federal court
Habeas petitions: Yes
Petitions for review:  Yes
Class actions: Yes
Other Federal court representation: Yes (in limited circumstances)