The Immigration Project

Serving downstate Illinois with immigrant legal services.

Immigration Myths

In 2016 the Immigration Project addressed prevalent immigration myths through an educational social media campaign. See all the myths we addressed in one place and learn more about the realities of immigration to the United States. Researched and written by AmeriCorps VISTA Hanna ... Read more...

Guatemala

Guatemala is a small Central American country that is part of the “Northern Triangle,” which includes El Salvador and Honduras. In 1954, after 10 years of democratic governance, a CIA-backed coup installed Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas. His dictatorship was notorious for acts of mass repression, ... Read more...

Togo

The number of people from Togo assisted by the Immigration Project is increasing and staff members expect this trend to continue. “In Africa we always talk about coming to the United States,” says former Immigration Project client Komi. “This is the country where we have a lot of opportunities to ... Read more...

Maya Flores AmeriCorps VISTA End of Service

The Immigration Project extends its deepest thanks and appreciation to AmeriCorps VISTA Maya Flores for her year of service. Friday, July 15 is Maya's last day of the AmeriCorps VISTA project at the Immigration Project. Maya is returning to Chicago to work for the Illinois Bar ... Read more...

BREAKING: SPLIT SCOTUS DECISION ON IMMIGRATION

For Immediate Release   SCOTUS Ruling Defers the Dream for Millions of Immigrants The Immigration Project expresses its regret over today’s Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Texas. The court has, in a 4-4 ruling, deferred the implementation of President Obama’s initiatives of ... Read more...

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