The Immigration Project

Serving downstate Illinois with immigrant legal services.

Happy Hour in Champaign

On February 11th, the IP hosted a Happy Hour at Cowboy Monkey in Champaign as a way to introduce the agency to the community. A variety of professionals and students attended including participants in the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Illinois School of Law, a local judge, attorneys, ... Read more...

A Citizen Unknown

Meet Ziyad. Unknowingly Ziyad became a U.S. citizen when his parents naturalized in the 1970s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idLNLjZ9328&feature=youtu.be This is the second video of our client series. ... Read more...

The IP Weighs in on Supreme Court Decision

WHOI news channel in Peoria interviewed The Immigration Project's Executive Director, Jasmine McGee, on the impact of the Supreme Court's decision on Obama's executive actions. In regards to the effect of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals blocking Obama's executive orders on immigration, ... Read more...

¡Conozca sus Derechos!

Si ve ICE en su comunidad o si usted necesita representación por favor contactenos al (309) 829-8703 los lunes o miércoles de 10 a.m. e 4 p.m. If you see ICE in your community or need representation please contact us at (309) 829-8703 on Mondays or Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 ... Read more...

An American Dream Gone Wrong

Meet Komi and his family. He came here from Togo 7 years ago with a master's degree only to find that the American jobs he was qualified for wouldn't acknowledge it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_HcN8Da0Yk This is the first video of our series of client stories. ... Read more...

The Immigration Project on WGLT

Listen to Judith Valente from WGLT interview our Executive Director and Senior Staff Attorney, Jasmine McGee, on the Syrian Refugee Crisis and how immigration has changed over the past 20 years. Click here to listen to the interview and to read the article. ... Read more...

Celebrating 20 Years

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015 over 80 community members from diverse backgrounds gathered at the 2nd Presbyterian Church in Bloomington in celebration of the Immigration Project’s 20th anniversary. Students, professors, volunteers, old friends, clients, attorneys, judges, long time supporters, and ... Read more...

Champaign Community Navigators (Promotores) Info Meeting

On Tuesday, December 8th, we will be hosting a FREE Community Navigators (Promotores) information meeting at our office in CHAMPAIGN. We have the pleasure of having Dagmara Avelar, Program Coordinator at ICIRR, Luis Huerta-Silva, ICIRR Regional Trainer, and Sarah Mesick, Midwest Regional Trainer ... Read more...

Normal Community Navigators (Promotores) Info Meeting

On Tuesday, December 8th, we will be hosting a FREE Community Navigators (Promotores) information meeting at our office in NORMAL. We have the pleasure of having Dagmara Avelar, Program Coordinator at ICIRR, Luis Huerta-Silva, ICIRR Regional Trainer, and Sarah Mesick, Midwest Regional Trainer ... Read more...

Story of Courage, Resilience, and Persistence

 At 20 years old, María came to the United States with her infant daughter. Her family had been coming to the United States as seasonal field workers in California, but María had always stayed in Mexico. This resulted in her mother, father and six of her siblings qualifying for Legal Permanent ... Read more...

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