About Us

Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors (NIJFON) provides free high-quality legal services to low-income immigrants, engages in education and advocacy efforts and builds cross-cultural relationships.

In addition to legal services provided by skilled attorneys at clinics across Northern Illinois, staff and volunteers provide hospitality and needed childcare, assist with requisite paperwork and offer a free legal consultation for every immigrant who comes to the clinic.

Rooted in the United Methodist Church and moved by our faith to welcome immigrants, we are a non-profit organization that welcomes people of all background and faiths.

Services NIJFON provides:

    • Family-based petitions
    • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
    • U-Visa (for victims of crimes)
    • T-Visa (for victims of trafficking)
    • Removal defense
    • Asylum, withholding of removal
    • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
    • Adjustment of Status
    • Naturalization and Citizenship
    • Violence Against Women Act protection (VAWA)
    • Religious Worker Visas
    • NACARA
    • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status


Please note: NIJFON is not able to take employment-based visa cases in which a company sets aside a position and pays for the visa application for their worker.

To learn more about our parent organization, the national Justice for Our Neighbors, visit njfon.org.