The Immigration Project

Serving downstate Illinois with immigrant legal services.

Volunteer Highlight: Melissa Sanders

Meet Melissa Sanders! She has been working 40 hours a week for the past couple months as part of her internship with us in order to complete her paralegal certificate. We asked her some questions about herself to learn more about her. Thanks Melissa! Where are you ... Read more...

C-U Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser

On Thursday April 21st, the Immigration Project hosted its first fundraiser in the Champaign-Urbana area since opening a satellite office in Champaign. Guests enjoyed a wine tasting, silent auction, and raffle at the Urbana Civic Center. More than 50 people were in attendance including local Judge ... Read more...

Now Hiring!

The Immigration Project has 2 AmeriCorps VISTA positions currently open. Ideally candidates would start July 2016. Volunteer Coordinator- Normal The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit and develop a volunteer corps for the agency, create a volunteer handbook, outline and implement trainings ... Read more...

Volunteer Highlight: Jordan Debo

  Meet Jordan Debo- one of our volunteers that primarily translates our French documents into English and vice versa. We asked him some questions about himself and his time volunteering with us. Thanks Jordan! Where are you from? Jordan: From Normal Where do you currently work? J: ... Read more...

U.S. Veteran Becomes a U.S. Citizen

Saul Albanán Navarrete was one of our New Americans Initiative (NAI) clients that we helped naturalize last year. Saul has lived in the U.S. for over 27 years and served in the U.S. Armed Forces as a Colonel. He received a medal of honor for his service at his oath ceremony. He wrote his case ... Read more...

Successful First Round of Downstate Community Navigators/Liaisons Trainings

Christine Howe going over introductions on Day One In an effort to build more downstate resources for immigrants, which in turn empowers communities, the Immigration Project held the first downstate Community Liaison and Navigators trainings at the beginning of April. For those who haven't heard of ... Read more...

Free Legal Advice Fair

Have an immigration question? We will be at the Free Legal Advice Fair on Saturday, April 30th from 9 am- 12 pm. ... Read more...

Volunteer Highlight: Nathan Vermillion

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation month, we are kick-starting our Volunteer Highlights by featuring Nathan Vermillion. We asked him a few questions about himself and his time volunteering with us. Where are you from? Nathan: I grew up in a small town called Yates City located half ... Read more...

2015 Annual Report

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President Speaks to McLean County Diversity Project

Earlier this year, Laurie Bergner, the current President of the IP's Board of Directors, and former McLean County Sheriff Mike Emery spoke to the McLean County Diversity Project about one controversial issue impacting our nation: immigration. The McLean County Diversity Project is made up of junior ... Read more...

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