Citizenship & Immigration Services

Our team of attorneys and legal representatives will help you navigate the US immigration system, keep your family together and achieve a greater sense of security.

Program Fact Sheet

Consultations

Our attorneys and DOJ-accredited representatives can assist you with a variety of immigration-related concerns:

  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Renewal of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Family Petitions
  • Adjustments of Status
  • Consular Processing
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility
  • Asylum
  • Representation in Removal Proceedings
  • U-visa for victims of certain crimes 
  • VAWA for certain survivors of domestic violence (learn more)
  • Public Benefit elibigility

$30/consultation ($50 for asylum cases)

Hours:

Wed & Sat, 8:00 am (West Town)
Tue & Fri, 8:30 am (Little Village)

Consultations available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location:

West Town – House
Little Village

Contact:

Jane Lombardi
Director of Immigration, Health, and Leadership
jlombardi@eriehouse.org

Citizenship Classes

Our free 12-week citizenship course can prepare you for the naturalization exam and interview. Come learn alongside others on the path toward citizenship and gain the knowledge in US history and civics as well as reading and writing skills you need to succeed.

Classes are currently offered in both English and Spanish on a quarterly basis.

Location:

West Town – House
Little Village

Contact:

Anabel Mosqueda
Citizenship Class Coordinator
amosqueda@eriehouse.org
(312) 432-8793

Workshops

We partner with other organizations and allies to host naturalization workshops throughout the city of Chicago and beyond to support the immigrant community.

Our Community Navigators initiative also sponsors Know Your Rights workshops to equip you with information and resources in case you are confronted by law enforcement or immigration officials.

Hours:

See Upcoming Events
Fees may apply for naturalization workshops; pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Location:

Varies

Contact:

Jane Lombardi
Director of Immigration, Health, and Leadership
jlombardi@eriehouse.org

Volunteer

Looking to help out? There are several tangible ways you can support and stand in solidarity with immigrants in our community.

Citizenship Class Tutor

Work alongside legal permanent residents studying for the civics exam en route to becoming U.S. citizens. 

Ideal Commitment: 1 day/week for at least 2 quarters

Workshop Attorney

Complete legal reviews for participants at workshops hosted in the community. 

Ideal Commitment: 4 hours/month on Saturdays; volunteers should have legal background

Workshop Assistant

Assist citizenship applicants with filling out naturalization paperwork

Ideal Commitment: 4 hours/month on Saturdays; no legal experience necessary

Survivors of Domestic Abuse or Sexual Assault

If you have experienced the trauma of domestic abuse, sexual assault or other violent crimes, we want to support you with the care and resources you need to find healing and move forward. You might also be eligible for certain immigration benefits.

Thanks to a grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, we are able to provide you with a free legal consultation and representation in addition to free mental health services.

For more information, please call (312) 666-3430 or email vrobles@eriehouse.org.

OUR IMPACT

1,251 immigration consultations

were provided by our

attorneys and DOJ-accredited representatives

92% of citizenship applications

filed were

approved by USCIS

309 individuals

who attended classes or consultations

became US citizens

PROGRAM NEWS & EVENTS

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