Donald Trump was inaugurated as President on January 20th, 2017. We are anticipating that shortly following his inauguration, some protections of immigrants and refugees may be rescinded. Stay tuned to this page for any developments.
Executive Orders in January, 2017:
The new Administration has so far announced three Executive Orders in the past week that impact immigrants and refugees.
1) The interior enforcement order includes plans to arrest and detain more people, hire more immigration enforcement officers, get help from state and local enforcement agencies, and punish localities that don't cooperate with immigration enforcement.
2) The border security order includes plans to build a wall and detention centers, hire additional enforcement officers, and remove more people more quickly.
3) Finally, the order to ban entry includes temporary bans on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world; and, an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees. This order was later blocked by a federal judge in Seattle, and people from the countries named in the executive order are now allowed to enter the US.
Illinois Immigrant Legal Services Directory- Detailed directory of non-profits offering low cost legal services with attorneys or authorized legal assistance providers
List of BIA Accredited Organizations- Quick list of non-profits offering low cost legal services with attorneys or authorized legal assistance providers
ICIRR Know Your Rights Card - A printable card useful to have on your person should you need to defend your rights
Action Plan - Key information in case you or a family member is detained by ICE agents
If you are concerned for yourself or your loves ones, seek reliable and trusted legal guidance and/or mental health services from one of the agencies listed below.
Map of Community Organizations
List of ICIRR partner organizations providing info sessions on Know Your Rights. Organizations with a STAR icon are BIA Accredited or have an attorney on staff!
Lista de organizationes miembros de ICIRR que ofrecen sesiones informativas de Conozca sus Derechos. Organizaciones con el icono de ESTRELLA son acreditadas por immigracion o tienen abogados!