Immigration Unit Pilot

The Immigration Unit Pilot (IUP) within the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender aims to protect noncitizen clients from deportation through two main functions. First, the IUP works with assistant public defenders representing clients before the Circuit Court of Cook County to ascertain potential adverse immigration consequences arising from their Cook County cases and recommend alternate resolutions. Second, in early 2022 IUP attorneys began to represent noncitizens, including current and former public defender clients, before the Chicago Immigration Court. 

The Immigration Unit Pilot can be reached at pdimmigrationunit@cookcountyil.gov and at 312-603-0650.

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