Midwest Asian American Legal Service Resource Directory

Administer Justice 
Administer Justice provides assistance to immigrants through legal services, education, financial counseling, and conflict resolution services at low-cost.
Languages Spoken: English, Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Catalan

Chinese American Service League (CASL)
The Chinese American Service League (CASL) offers a wide range of programs and services for the betterment of the Chinese community.
Languages Spoken: English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA)
The Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) provides immigrants with the legal and education tools they need to overcome the hurdles presented by the immigration process.
Languages Spoken: Burmese, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), English, Filipino, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

Hanul Family Alliance
Hanul Family Alliance provides comprehensive community-based services to meet the needs of Korean-American seniors and families to enhance their quality of life. Hanul Family Alliance’s Citizenship Program assists immigrants to obtain citizenship by helping them fill out applications, submit fingerprints, and escort them to the interviews for interpretation services. They also offer preparatory classes specifically geared to those who are planning on taking the citizenship test.
Languages Spoken: English, Korean

Indo-American Center (IAC)
Indo-American Center offers services and programs to assist immigrants with the immigration process.
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali and Urdu

Korean American Community Services (KACS)
Korean American Community Services (KACS) is the largest and oldest Korean social service agency in Chicago metropolitan area. They are BIA-recognized agency that serves low-income clients who need affordable immigration services.
Languages Spoken: English, Korean, Spanish

Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC)
The Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC) empowers the Korean American community in Chicago through a variety of educational, social, and advocacy programs.
Languages Spoken: English, Korean

National Immigrant Justice Center
National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) – provides immigration legal services at low-cost or free to low-income immigrants in the jurisdiction of the Chicago immigration court. NIJC represents individuals seeking immigration relief including asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, deportation/removal defense, waivers, naturalization, family petitions, consular processing, victims of domestic violence or other serious crimes seeking protection under the Violence Against Women Act or U visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, TPS.
Languages Spoken: Arabic, English, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu, Yiddish

RefugeeOne
RefugeeOne creates opportunity for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance. 
Languages Spoken: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Burmese, Cambodian, Croatian, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Iraqi, Italian, Khmer, Kirundi, Nepali, Oromo, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Ukrainian

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights provides assistance to unaccompanied and separated immigrant, migrant, and refugee children who are in the United States, through a variety of programs and services.
Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish


Administer Justice
Administer Justice provides assistance to immigrants through legal services, education, financial counseling, and conflict resolution services at low-cost.
Languages Spoken: English, Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Catalan

             

1750 Grandstand Pl,
Suite 15

Elgin, IL 60123

Phone: 
(847) 780-7080
Toll Free:
(877) 778-6006
Fax:
(847) 628-0658
Website: 
www.administerjustice.org
Email: 
kspagui@administerjustice.org
Contact Methods: 
Email, Phone Calls, 
Drop-in, Fax, Mail/Letter, 
Text Message
Appointments Accepted:
Yes

Services Provided

Areas of Immigration Legal Assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of Immigration Legal Services Provided: Help completing immigration forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Other Areas of Legal Services Provided: 
Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Housing, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Taxes, Veterans
Non-Legal Services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Employment services, ESL, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services, Social services
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm, 2nd Thurs. of every month: 5pm – 8:30pm
Languages Spoken: English, Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Catalan
Nominal Fee Charged: Yes
Access to a Commercial Interpreting Service or Language Bank: Yes
Counties or States Served: Illinois

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Chinese American Service League (CASL)
The Chinese American Service League (CASL) offers a wide range of programs and services for the betterment of the Chinese community.
Languages Spoken: 
English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

    

2141 S. Tan Ct,
Chicago, IL 60616

Phone: 
(312) 791-0418
Legal Clinic Toll Free:
(888) 764-6125
Fax: 
(312) 791-0509
Website: 
www.caslservice.org

Email:
cis@caslservice.org
Contact Methods: 
Email, Phone Calls
Appointments Accepted:
Yes

Services Provided

Areas of Immigration Legal Assistance: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship
Types of Immigration Legal Services Provided: Help completing immigration forms, Filings with USCIS, Pro-Bono Legal Clinic: advice, referral, and/or representation
Non-Legal Services: Health services, Child education & development services, Senior services, Employment & training services, Family & community services, Housing & financial education services
Center Hours: Monday-Friday: 7am-5pm; Saturday: 9am-5pm 

Legal Clinic Hours: Second Wednesday of each month: 10am – 1pm in February, April, June, August, September, October, November, & December / 6pm – 9pm in January, March, May, & July   
Languages Spoken: English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
Nominal Fee Charged: Yes
Access to a Commercial Interpreting Service or Language Bank: No
Counties or States Served: Cook, Du Page, Kane, Will
Other Information: The clinic offers only non-emergency services and only covers civil cases such as bankruptcy, family law, immigration, real estate, etc. 

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Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA)
The Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) provides immigrants with the legal and education tools they need to overcome the hurdles presented by the immigration process.
Languages Spoken: Burmese, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), English, Filipino, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

             

1016 W. Argyle St,
Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: 
(773) 784-2900
Fax:

(773) 784-2984
Website: 
www.chinesemutualaid.org
Email: 
info@chinesemutualaid.org
Contact Methods: 
Email, Fax, Phone Calls
Appointments Accepted:
Yes

Services Provided

Areas of Immigration Legal Assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship
Types of Immigration Legal Services Provided: Help completing immigration forms, Filings with USCIS
Non-Legal Services: ESL, Social Services, Senior Services, Youth Services, Employment Services 
Center Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Cyriac D. Kappil Legal Clinic Hours: Second Saturday of each month, 1:00pm – 4:00 pm
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali and Urdu
Nominal Fee Charged: Yes

Access to a Commercial Interpreting Service or Language Bank: No
Counties or States Served: Cook

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Hanul Family Alliance 
Hanul Family Alliance provides comprehensive community-based services to meet the needs of Korean-American seniors and families to enhance their quality of life. Hanul Family Alliance’s Citizenship Program assists immigrants to obtain citizenship by helping them fill out applications, submit fingerprints, and escort them to the interviews for interpretation services. They also offer preparatory classes specifically geared to those who are planning on taking the citizenship test.
Languages Spoken: English, Korean

  

Chicago Office:
5008 N. Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 

Lake County Office:
333 E. Rt. 83, B-6, Mundelein, IL 60060

Suburban Office:
1166 S. Elmhurst Rd, Mt Prospect, IL 60056  

Chicago Phone:
(773) 478-8851 
Lake County Phone:
(847) 393-7488
Suburban Phone:

(847) 439-5195 
Website: 
www.hanulusa.org
Email: 
citizen@hanulusa.org (Lake County)
allisonjeong@hanulusa.org (Suburban)
Contact Methods: 
Email, Phone Calls, Website
Appointments Accepted:
Yes

Services Provided

Areas of Immigration Legal Assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship
Types of Immigration Legal Services Provided: Help completing immigration forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Non-Legal Services: ESL, Language services, Social services
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm , Closed for Lunch 11:30am – 12:30pm
Languages Spoken: English, Korean
Nominal Fee Charged: No
Access to a Commercial Interpreting Service or Language Bank: No
Counties or States Served: Cook, Lake

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Indo-American Center (IAC) 
Indo-American Center offers services and programs to assist immigrants with the immigration process.
Languages Spoken: 
English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali and Urdu

    

6328 N. California Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60659

Phone: 
(773) 973-4444 ext. 110
Fax: 
(773) 973-0157
Website: 
www.indoamerican.org
Email: 
info@indoamerican.org
Contact Methods: 
Drop in, Phone Calls
Appointments Accepted:
Yes/Required.

Services Provided

Areas of Immigration Legal Assistance: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship
Types of Immigration Legal Services Provided: Help completing immigration forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Non-Legal Services: ESL, Language services, Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services, Social services
Center Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cyriac D. Kappil Legal Clinic Hours: Second Saturday of each month, 1:00pm – 4:00 pm
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali and Urdu
Nominal Fee Charged: Yes

Access to a Commercial Interpreting Service or Language Bank: No
Counties or States Served: Cook, Du Page, Kane, Will
Other Information: Employment authorization services for select cases only. Representation is discretionary based on current case level.

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Korean American Community Services (KACS)
Korean American Community Services (KACS) is the largest and oldest Korean social service agency in Chicago metropolitan area. They are BIA-recognized agency that serves low-income clients who need affordable immigration services.
Languages Spoken: English, Korean, Spanish

Citizenship, Immigration &
Legal Services: 

664 N. Milwaukee Ave. #213
Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Legal Clinic: 
4300 N. California Ave,
Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: 
(847) 520-1999 ext. 104
Fax: 
(773) 583-7009
Website: 

www.kacschicago.org
Email: 
slee@kacschicago.org
Contact Methods: 
Drop in, Phone Calls,
Email, Fax, Mail/Letter
Appointments Accepted:
Yes

Services Provided

Areas of Immigration Legal Assistance: Adjustment of Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship
Types of Immigration Legal Services Provided: Help completing immigration forms, Filings with USCIS, Pro-Bono Legal Clinic
Other Areas of Legal Assistance: Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Public Benefits, Taxes
Non-Legal Services: Employment services, ESL, Health services, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Psychological or psychiatric services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Chicago Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm
Legal Clinic Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm
Languages Spoken: English, Korean, Spanish
Nominal Fee Charged: Yes
Access to a Commercial Interpreting Service or Language Bank: No
Counties or States Served: Cook, Du Page, Lake, Will

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Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC)
The Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC) empowers the Korean American community in Chicago through a variety of educational, social, and advocacy programs.
Languages Spoken: English, Korean

             

6146 N. Lincoln Ave,
Chicago, IL 60659

Phone: 
(773) 588-9158
Fax:
(773) 588-9159
Website: 
www.chicagokrcc.org
Email: 
krcc@chicagokrcc.org
Contact Methods: 
Email, Phone Calls
Appointments Accepted:
Yes

Services Provided

Areas of Immigration Legal Assistance: Naturalization/Citizenship
Types of Immigration Legal Services Provided: Help completing immigration forms, Filings with USCIS
Non-Legal Services: ESL, Referrals to other services, Social services 
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Languages Spoken: English, Korean
Nominal Fee Charged: No

Access to a Commercial Interpreting Service or Language Bank: Yes
Counties or States Served: Cook

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National Immigrant Justice Center
National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) – provides immigration legal services at low-cost or free to low-income immigrants in the jurisdiction of the Chicago immigration court. NIJC represents individuals seeking immigration relief including asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, deportation/removal defense, waivers, naturalization, family petitions, consular processing, victims of domestic violence or other serious crimes seeking protection under the Violence Against Women Act or U visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, TPS.
Languages Spoken: Arabic, English, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu, Yiddish

  

208 S. La Salle St,
Suite 1300

Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 
(312) 660-1370
Fax:
(312) 660-1505
Website: 
www.immigrantjustice.org
Email: 
immigrantlegaldefense@heartlandalliance.org
Contact Methods: 
Email, Phone Calls, Website
Appointments Accepted:
Yes

Services Provided

Areas of Immigration Legal Assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of Immigration Legal Services Provided: Help completing immigration forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Detention Facilities Served: Elgin Police Department (IL), Jefferson County Jail (IL), Mchenry County Correctional Facility (IL), Rock Island County Correctional Center (IL), Sangamon County Jail (IL), Tri-County Jail (IL), Boone County Jail (KY)
Non-Legal Services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services, Social services
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Languages Spoken: 
Arabic, English, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu, Yiddish
Nominal Fee Charged: Yes
Access to a Commercial Interpreting Service or Language Bank: Yes
Counties or States Served: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan 

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RefugeeOne
RefugeeOne creates opportunity for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance. 
Languages Spoken: 
Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Burmese, Cambodian, Croatian, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Iraqi, Italian, Khmer, Kirundi, Nepali, Oromo, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Ukrainian

       

4753 N. Broadway,
Suite 401, Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: 
(773) 989-5647
Fax:
(773) 989-0484
Website: 
www.refugeeone.org
Email: 
omalski@refugeeone.org
Contact Methods: 
Phone Calls
Appointments Accepted:
Yes/Required

Services Provided

Areas of Immigration Legal Assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of Immigration Legal Services Provided: Help completing immigration forms, Filings with USCIS
Non-Legal Services: Employment services, ESL, Language services, Legislative advocacy (state or national), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Psychological or psychiatric services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Languages Spoken: 
Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Burmese, Cambodian, Croatian, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Iraqi, Italian, Khmer, Kirundi, Nepali, Oromo, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Ukrainian
Nominal Fee Charged: Yes
Access to a Commercial Interpreting Service or Language Bank: No
Counties or States Served: Cook, Lake, DuPage

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The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights provides assistance to unaccompanied and separated immigrant, migrant, and refugee children who are in the United States, through a variety of programs and services.
Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish

  

6020 S. University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

Phone:
(773) 702-9560
Fax:
(773) 702-2063
Website: 
www.TheYoungCenter.org
Email: 
info@TheYoungCenter.org
Contact Methods: 
Email, Phone Calls
Appointments Accepted:
Yes/Required

Services Provided

Areas of Immigration Legal Assistance: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, 
Non-Legal Services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services, Social services
Hours
Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish
Nominal Fee Charged: No
Access to a Commercial Interpreting Service or Language Bank: Yes
Counties or States Served: Chicagoland
Other Information: Juveniles only 

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