Citizenship and Immigration

Walking Alongside the Immigrant Community.

Our Citizenship and Immigration Department is a champion for the immigrant community in the city of Chicago and beyond, providing vital services and support to help individuals achieve their potential and keep families together. All three of our sites are recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and family-based immigration services are provided by our BIA-accredited representatives.

The Citizenship and Immigration Department serves the community in three important ways:

Citizenship Education

We offer a 13-week-long course focusing on United States History and Civics; reading and writing for the naturalization exam; and interview skills to prepare you for the final steps of the naturalization process. Classes are currently being offered at 1347 W Erie St and offered on a quarterly basis; for more information, please contact Anabel Mosqueda, Citizenship Education Specialist.

Immigrant Legal Services

Our BIA-accredited representatives can assist you with a variety of immigration-related concerns:

  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Renewal of Perminant Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Family Petitions
  • Adjustments of Status
  • Consular Processing
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Other Family-based Immigration Cases

Walk-in consultations are available for $30/visit on a first-come, first-served basis on the following days:

  • Tuesday and Saturday at 9:00 am (1347 W Erie St)
  • Wednesday at 9:00 am (1701 W Superior St)
  • Friday at 9:00 am (4225 W 25th St)


Erie Neighborhood House is the legal and processing agency for the Northwest Chicago Collaborative of the New Americans Initiative. We collaborate with community partners to provide monthly naturalization workshops throughout Northwestern Chicago area.

We also provide Know Your Rights trainings as well as workshops to help families develop an Emergency Plan in case of interactions with Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE).


    Individuals we helped complete citizenship applications



    Applications for U.S. Citizenship approved by USCIS



The Basics

Mission Statement

Erie House's Citizenship and Immigration Program serves immigrant youth, adults and families with high-quality, low-cost immigrant legal services with the utmost care towards proper education and engagement. 


Jane Lombardi
Director of Citizenship and
Immigration Services

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