Know Your Rights

Students who have further questions about legal assistance and related financial support, please contact Ireri Rivas at or 773.702.2435.

Autumn 2017

DACA Workshop and Renewal Screenings
September 28, 2017 

Attorneys from Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd. will lead a presentation explaining the recent changes to the DACA program, and will offer individual legal screenings. 
Advance sign up is requested (no personal information will be collected). 
Please let us know you're coming here.

Know Your Rights and Legal Screenings
Monday, November 6, 2017

The University will be hosting a  Know Your Rights workshop, along with free legal immigration screenings.

6:00 – 7:00 PM | Know Your Rights Workshop
Everyone in the U.S., including undocumented
immigrants, has rights under the U.S. Constitution. This workshop will discuss some of the rights that pertain to immigrant communities, and will provide information for allies. There will be time for Q&A.

7:00 – 9:00 PM | Legal screenings
The purpose of the screenings is to review Individual’s immigration options to identify more permanent paths to adjustment. Individuals who may be interested in a screening are encouraged to pre-register to help us determine the number of attorneys needed.


Screenings will be available on a first come, first served basis. Numbers will be assigned to participants in the order they arrive with priority given to students. Open to all members of the UChicago campus community, including staff and family members.

For individuals who are not able to attend either event, the NIJC offers consultations by appointment. Please call 312-660-1370 or email 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.