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What is Immigration Legal Services?

Our Immigration Legal Services & Assistance (ILSA) team provides legal assistance on family-based immigration matters and humanitarian immigration relief. We are accredited to provide legal advice on immigration issues and prepare immigration forms. Additional programs include a Pathway to Citizenship and FREE legal advice clinics on non-immigration matters.

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Recent News

Immigrant Business Showcase: Digital Coupons

September 1, 2023

Download the 2023 Immigrant Business Showcase Coupons here!

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The Welcoming Week 2023 pocket guide is here!

August 31, 2023

Explore all 2023 Welcoming Week Events with this pocket-sized event guide, which contains the date, time, and location of each event, as well as information about this year's theme, the Immigrant Business Showcase, and our partners.

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Akua Forkuo-Sekyere selected as next Director of the New American Welcome Center

June 24, 2023

Akua Forkuo-Sekyere grew up the daughter of immigrants from Ghana, and she’ll be putting her family experience to work as the next director of the New American Welcome Center at the University YMCA.

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With your gift, you are helping Champaign County fully embrace our immigrant neighbors and their contributions to the social fabric of our community. Any amount is welcome.

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Service Fees

We currently offer free 30-minute consultations. We have a fee schedule for other services. To be considered for a reduced or waived service fee, please bring proof of income (e.g. paystubs, bank statements, or tax returns).

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