National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)
The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in blending individual client advocacy with broad-based systemic change.
Thanks to the support its network of more than 1,000 pro bono attorneys from Chicago’s leading law firms, NIJC has made critical advances in the lives of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers over the years. In the past year alone, NIJC provided critical advice and legal services to more than 10,000 individuals and maintained a success rate more than 90 percent in obtaining asylum for those fleeing persecution in their home countries. NIJC and its pro bono attorneys have been on the vanguard of federal impact litigation and advocacy, setting new and improved precedents for those seeking human rights protections within our borders.