The Immigration Project

Zoe Bouras

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COVID-19 News

As information regarding COVID-19 changes, and we hear about the growth in downstate Illinois cases, we at The Immigration Project have been given cause to evaluate our response policy. We want to be sure to update our clients, partners, volunteers and friends about the steps that we are taking as an agency in light of the pandemic, and alert you to changes to our normal operations.


The Statue of Liberty, with edited quote from its pedestal, that removes the word "poor."

The New Public Charge Rule: Information for Immigrants in The State of Illinois

Over the last few months, the issue of Public Charge has been very present on the national stage; on February 24th, the new Public Charge Final Rule will go into effect. A “Public Charge” is someone who is, or who is likely to become, dependent on government benefits and social services. The concept of a …

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138 cases of Salvadorans killed since 2013 after deportation from the US.

“Deported To Danger” and the Reality of Deportation Proceedings in the United States

Here at The Immigration Project, we are often asked about the impact and importance of our work, what it is that we do, and why it matters. Some aspects of our work are easier to explain than others, domestic violence is something common in the news and the social imagination, and people generally have a …

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