National Immigrant Justice Center

Return to Index Chicago Office 208 S. LaSalle St., Ste. 1300 Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 660-1370 (collect calls accepted at (312) 263-0901) Fax: (312) 660-1505 Website link Indiana Office 203 S. Main St., Suite 6 Goshen, IN 46526 Phone: (312) 660-1370 Fax: (312) 660-1505 National Immigrant Justice Center also offers intake hours at the following two locations by appointment only: Heartland Human Care Services 5715 W. Belmont Chicago, IL 60634 Lake County at YWCA Gurnee 1425 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 180 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 Intake Hours By appointment: please call (312) 660-1370 or email: immigrantlegaldefense 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: immigrantlegaldefense 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 
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;
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)