Chicago Irish Immigrant Support is a 501c3 not-for-profit immigration and social services provider, serving the Irish community of Chicago and the 19 states represented by the Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago. The center was established in 1998 with an agreement between Francis Cardinal George and the Irish Bishops, who saw the need for pastoral and social services for a new wave of Irish immigrants to Chicago. Since then the organization has grown to provide a comprehensive array of services to the elderly and a full range of immigration and naturalization services.
Irish Times Article on Irish President meeting with undocumented Irish immigrants in Chicago CLICK HERE to read
The Chicago Celts for Immigration Reform lobbied along with other Illinois immigrant groups in Springfield yesterday, 16th May 2014. They met with state legislators to press them on upcoming legislation designed to curb deportations. Over 400,000 immigrants are deported annually by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, tearing families apart and destroying the trust between police and immigrant communities.
10 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Immigration Reform
Congress has not yet passed legislation to reform the immigration system,
but it’s important to be prepared if/when Congress takes action.
1 Identity Documents Obtain original birth certificates, passports, consular
identification or any other identity document
2 Original Documents This includes your children’s birth certificates, marriage
and/or divorce certificates or adoption records
3 Taxes Make sure your taxes are filed, paid, and accurate
4 Arrests Obtain certified dispositions for any arrest or conviction
5 Physical Presence
Collect records to show that you have lived in the United
States, such as leases, medical records, bank records,
and/or employment records
If you have ever been arrested by law enforcement, including
immigration authorities, you may want to have your fingerprints
taken to review your record
7 Immigration Records
If you have had any interaction with immigration
authorities, you should obtain a copy of your file from
your attorney or file a Freedom of Information Act
request to secure your file
8 Start Saving If Congress passes a bill this year, the application costs will be
9 Stay Informed Rely on reputable sources of information. Consult with different
news sources for information about reform
10 Don’t Become a Victim of Fraud
Seek legal advice from an attorney/organization that is
recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Never sign
blank forms! Notaries or “notarios” are not lawyers and are
not authorized to give immigration advice.
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