Immigration

Decades-Long Wait is Over

AILA Volunteer Obtains Green Card for Client Ana was brought to the United States in 1988 when she was just 12 months old. She has been known as an undocumented person ever since. Over the last 30 years, Ana has made a life for herself regardless. She learned the language, contributed to her community, gave […]

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Seminar: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Training – Predicate Orders & Application

Learn how to assist undocumented children and young adults in gaining U.S. citizenship through Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) cases, involving obtaining a predicate order in state court and filing a Petition for SIJS status with USCIS, typically taking three to six months and requiring support and supervision from CVLS throughout. Volunteers can engage in either or both steps, especially seeking Spanish speakers, with the seminar conducted remotely via Zoom, offering CLE credits upon registration.

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Navigating the Family Expedited Removal Management (FERM) Process

The Family Expedited Removal Management (FERM) process, aimed at addressing families entering the southwest border outside of lawful pathways, faces criticism for its humanitarian violations and limited time for legal representation. Lyneshka Cruz Laureano of Zuma Law, LLC, has managed to represent families in these proceedings before the Chicago Immigration Court and will offer insights on advocating for families in this complex immigration system.

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Seminar: Navigating the Family Expedited Removal Management (FERM) Process

The Family Expedited Removal Management (FERM) process, aimed at addressing families entering the southwest border outside of lawful pathways, faces criticism for its humanitarian violations and limited time for legal representation. Lyneshka Cruz Laureano of Zuma Law, LLC, has managed to represent families in these proceedings before the Chicago Immigration Court and will offer insights on advocating for families in this complex immigration system.

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Collaborative Effort Leads to Legal Status for Undocumented Minor

Ana came to our Erie Neighborhood House (ENH) Clinic in early 2023 to find a pathway to citizenship for her 17-year-old daughter. After her intake interview, it became apparent that Ana’s daughter qualified for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) based on her father’s abandonment. Given that her 18th birthday was quickly approaching, it was necessary

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Best Practices Before the Immigration Court

Lisa Murphy, Director of the CVLS Guardian ad Litem for Adults Program, will cover the steps involved in representing a petitioner in an adult guardianship case from start to finish. This CLE will also cover new training requirements for guardians in Cook County. This training is for licensed attorneys interested in representing clients in adult guardianship matters through CVLS. No prior experience is necessary.

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