The political climate towards immigration has proved more volatile than ever. The clinic serves as a beacon of hope to our most vulnerable neighbors, and our staff and volunteer attorneys have responded quickly to changes in policy and law.

Fortunately, we live in a community that celebrates diversity and helps neighbors in need. A local donor has authorized a $40,000 challenge grant to create the Immigration Defense Fund.

We are asking you to join our donor in his support.

Our Goal:

Match our local donor’s generous donation of $40,000 between now and the end of 2018.

What Your Donation Will Go To:

Every dollar that we collect toward the Immigration Defense Fund will be used to provide free legal services to our immigrant neighbors in need. With your help, we are able to be on the front lines as we protect and defend our immigrant neighbors.

The Clinic is the only resource in Lake County providing legal assistance in asylum and deportation defense cases, and pro bono legal help to undocumented immigrants.

Additionally, our immigration lawyers:

  • Work with DREAMERS on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application process
  • Defend removal/deportation cases
  • Protect immigrants who are domestic violence survivors by utilizing Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA), seeking petitions, and U-Visas.
  • Administer Know Your Rights clinics

What We Do & How We’ve Helped:

Client 1- Asylum: Our client sought asylum based on past persecution from her ex-boyfriend and the father of her child. Her ex-boyfriend physically, verbally and mentally abused her. Further, she was threatened by an acquaintance of her ex-boyfriend who has a reputation for harming individuals in her neighborhood. She fled to the United States in 2014 with her infant daughter. She now has an individual hearing scheduled for later this year. In addition, she has a potential U-Visa application based on a battery suffered by an acquaintance of the family.

Client 2- Petition for Citizenship: Our client came in to an open clinic with her U.S. citizen daughter. She had been in the United States without status after entering with a visitor visa for over 20 years and she was scared to try to file anything through her U.S. citizen daughter. After much worry and hesitation, our client agreed to have her daughter petition for her. Less than a year later, our client received her green card. She plans on visiting her native country in the near future, for the first time in over 20 years!

Client 3- U Visa: The Clinic helped our client receive a U-visa — a visa available to victims of certain crimes who assist law enforcement officials with the investigation of the crime. Eventually the clinic helped her to get her green card through her U-Visa.

Immigration Defense Fund

69% funded

Contribute toward our anonymous donor’s challenge to match up to $40,000 between now and the end of 2018.

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Donation Total: $250.00