The Immigration Project

Serving downstate Illinois with immigrant legal services.

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...

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...

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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