Immigrant Legal Services

Updates from Immigrant Legal Services

Intern Opportunity! Interested in interning within the ILS department? Click HERE to learn more about our current opening!

Upcoming Citizenship Workshop: January 20th, 2018 from 9:00am - 12:00pm at World Relief Chicago. For more information, click HERE

Interested in volunteering? All inquiries can be directed to Kara Hirner at or 773-681-8578.

Immigration and Citizenship Consultations 

We have temporarily stopped the intake of initial consultations for immigration legal services or for citizenship. You can register your name on a waiting list and someone will call you when we offer consultations again.  If you have an immigration or citizenship case pending with us you can call (773) 583-9191. We apologize for any inconvenience.

What does the Immigrant Legal Services Department Offer?

Confidential ILS services include:

  • Consultations to determine eligibility for immigration benefits and naturalization
  • Applications for U.S. citizenship
  • Family-based petitions, including consular processing
  • Applications for permanent residence for refugees, asylees, persons paroled in the public interest and immigrants in general.
  • Applications for Work permits
  • Applications for Travel Documents and Re-entry Permits
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Applications for U-Visas and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)-Self Petitions. These services are provided on a limited basis
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Religious workers visas, on a limited basis. Other employment-based immigration services are not provided
  • Referrals as appropriate

*Employment-based immigration assistance is not provided.

*A $50 fee will be charged for the initial consultation. For additional legal services, affordable fees will be assessed.

*Unfortunately our office is not wheelchair accessible.  


ILS has the following professional, dedicated and experienced staff members:

Daniel Stutz, Legal Supervisor, LL.M, BIA Accredited Representative

Mia Rubin, Interim Director of Immigrant Legal Services