The Immigration Project

Serving downstate Illinois with immigrant legal services.

Immigration Project News

Volunteer Citizenship Team Training Sept 14

Join us on Saturday, September 14 and learn more about being a volunteer as a member of the Volunteer Citizenship Team.  One of our rewarding programs is to help any Legal Permanent Resident (i.e., “green card” holder) to naturalize (become a U.S. citizen).  We inform them of the process and how we ... Read more...

Thank You, Marti Jones, for 10 years of service to Immigration Project

The farewell party for Executive Director Marti Jones was held on June 29. It was a fitting event, with staff, board members, and volunteers attending to show their appreciation for all Marti has done for the Immigration Project over the past ten years. We will miss her, and we all wish her the very ... Read more...

$10,000 = $30,000

Thanks to all our wonderful supporters and donors, we met our match for the grant! We more than reached our $10,000 goal by June 30.  As a result, the Lawyers Trust Fund awarded a $20,000 matching grant. This funding is crucial to enabling us to keep serving the immigrant community for this coming ... Read more...

IP at West Side Block Party

Immigration Project representatives will staff a booth at the West Side Block Party in Bloomington on Saturday, August 10.  Stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to pick up flyers and business cards.  We will also answer general questions.  If you need legal advice, call us on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 ... Read more...

Not-Quite-Cinco-de-Mayo Party a Blast

Guests at our May 3 fundraiser enjoyed eating tamales, drinking margaritas, and listening to music by the Latin band, Los Explosivos. Attendees included such important persons in our legal community as Prairie State Legal Services managing attorney Adrian Barr; retired Judge Don Bernardi; family ... Read more...

Immigration Project Highlighted in Pantagraph Article

Read what Edith Brady-Lunny reported in the Pantagraph about the Immigration Project. "Optimism high for success of immigration reform measure" ... Read more...

Chicago Fundraising Event a Veritable Who’s Who

The April 4 fundraiser was a veritable Who’s Who of Chicago immigration legal services.  Those in attendance showed up to recognize our honorees Craig Mousin and Susan Schreiber as well as to celebrate our work in Central and Southern Illinois.  Attendees included: Ed Silverman, Director of the ... Read more...

May 19 Fundraiser

Join us for a Wine & Tapas Tasting party on Sunday, May 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Trenton House Restaurant at 2 East Broadway in Trenton, IL (see map below). Tickets are $20 per person and includes tapas (appetizers), samples of a variety of wines, and non-alcoholic beverages (soda, iced tea ... Read more...

May 3 Fundraiser

Date:  Friday, May 3 Time:  5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Location:  Coffee Nation, 3907 GE Road (GE Road and Towanda Barnes Road) in Bloomington Enjoy margaritas and tamales as you listen to Latin music by the band Los Explosivos Admission:  $35 Tickets at the door OR contact Laurie Bergner ... Read more...

Thank you, Garlic Press & Caffé Italia

On April 9, we hosted our second annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception.  Thank you to the Garlic Press and Caffé Italia Ristorante for donating delicious h'ordeuvres and desserts for the event.  And thank you to the tireless volunteers and interns who are the lifeblood of our organization! ... Read more...

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