Immigration Division

The Immigration Division of the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender aims to protect noncitizen clients from deportation through two main functions. First, the division 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 our immigration attorneys began to represent noncitizens, including current and former public defender clients, before the Chicago Immigration Court. 

The Immigration Division can be reached at and at 312-603-0636.

Click on the images below for fact sheets and flyers on the Immigration Division at the Cook County Public Defender's Office.

Immigration Defense Key Facts




Non-Detained Immigration Court Representation







Detained Immigration Court Representation




Padilla Services


Main Location

Immigration Division
69 W. Washington
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-0636