The Immigration Project

Serving downstate Illinois with immigrant legal services.

Welcome – Bienvenidos – Bienvenue

 

En Español

Searching for a Hero

The Immigration Project is accepting nominations for the 2017 Immigration Hero who will be recognized at a fall luncheon on November 8 at ISU’s Bone Student Center. The award will be given to the individual who has made a significant contribution of time and effort toward improving the life of immigrant families in Central and Southern Illinois.

Nomination forms available HERE are due by October 2nd. Forms may be mailed to the Immigration Project office at P.O. Box 1503, Bloomington, IL 61702 or sent as an email attachment to laurielbergner@gmail.com.

The Immigration Project serves immigrants that live in communities across a large geographic region—approximately 120,000 square miles in central and southern Illinois. In addition to three staff attorneys and several support staff, numerous volunteer Community Navigators help immigrants needing help.

The organization maintains two offices, one in Normal and one in Champaign. Last year’s Immigration Hero was Socorro Alvarez, Hispanic Outreach Director at Western Avenue Community Center.

The Immigration Project provides access to quality legal services in Central and Southern Illinois.  Due to
the complexity of immigration law, we have found that access to quality legal services is essential to keeping families united, building strong communities, and protecting victims of crime.  The Immigration Project is a nonprofit organization providing immigration legal assistance to the 100,000 immigrants residing in Central and Southern Illinois.

Attorney Consultations on Immigration Issues

We offer individual attorney consultations and evaluations on immigration issues.  Our staff are all fluent in Spanish.  Topics include citizenship; assistance for victims of crimes, including domestic violence; family reunification; removal defense; and the recent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Citizenship Application Workshops

Go here for up-to-date information on our regional naturalization (citizenship) workshops.

Serving Downstate Illinois in Seven Locations

Immigration Project - immigrant legal services in downstate IllinoisWe are the only regional provider operating on a rural service model.  Our immigration attorneys and immigration specialists travel to meet with clients in seven regional locations.  Without our programs, low-income immigrants in the region would struggle to obtain access to professional immigration assistance.

Helping Immigrants & Strengthening Communities

IMG_1955We are committed to helping immigrants so that they can reach their goals and have a better life for themselves and their families.  We believe that immigrants are members of our community, and that helping all members of a community strengthens it as a whole.

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