Know Your Rights

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, the University will be hosting a Know Your Rights workshop, along with free legal immigration screenings.  The workshop will take place from 11am to noon and will be led by the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC).  From noon to 2pm, lawyers from Sidley Austin LLP (Sidley) will be on campus and available to meet with students, employees and their families to provide free legal immigration screenings.  The purpose of the screenings will be to identify whether there may be viable paths to citizenship.  Individuals who may be interested in a screening are encouraged to indicate their interest by filling out this confidential survey to help us determine the number of attorneys needed.  More information about the January 28 program can be found HERE.
 

Screenings will be available on a first come first serve basis. Numbers will be assigned to participants in the order they arrive with priority given to students.

For individuals who are not able to attend the event on January 28, 2017, the NIJC offers consultations by appointment. Please call 312-660-1370 or email immigrantlegaldefense@heartlandalliance.org to schedule a consultation with NIJC.  Please note that the NIJC serves clients who have a household income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty line. 

The University is also working with the law firms of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, and Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd.