The Immigration Project

Serving downstate Illinois with immigrant legal services.

Immigration Project News

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...

Upcoming SCOTUS Ruling Will Affect Millions of Families

For Immediate Release The Immigration Project along with the 5 million immigrants across the nation await the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Texas expected to be announced on June 23, June 27, or June 30. President Obama’s immigration executive actions, introduced in November 2014, would ... Read more...

Mid-Year Campaign

Dear Friends:   Thanks to you 722 immigrants had financial security and familial stability this year.  On behalf of them, thank you for protecting their lives and their dignity. I recently helped Jamila, an undocumented mother of five U.S. citizen children, protect her family from her ... Read more...

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...

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