As a first-generation American, I know firsthand the tremendous contributions immigrants have made to our nation. The 9th Congressional District of Illinois is one of the most diverse in the country. Our neighbors come from all corners of the globe, as evidenced by more than fifty languages spoken at many of our schools. As a nation and a community, we are indebted to the immigrants who came here to make a better life for their families, bringing with them their dreams, their culture, and commitment to hard work. Our diversity is our greatest strength.

My office has developed considerable expertise and success in helping constituents who are having problems with immigration issues. We work with our contacts at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to help with any problems with naturalization, work authorization, or other applications, and we regularly contact U.S. Consulates abroad to help with visa issues. We do everything we can to help reunite families and fix errors.  The experts on our staff will talk with you and help as much as we can. My office has assisted more than 26,000 constituents since I've been in Congress, many of whom we have helped on immigration-related matters.

Rep. Schakowsky with organizers of the conference on Improving Health and Legal Outcomes for Immigrant Survivors 


More on Immigration

June 25, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2012) — Today, Rep. Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after the Supreme Court declared three out of four key provisions of Arizona's SB 1070 unconstitutional:

"I am pleased that the Supreme Court struck down three out of the four key provisions of Arizona's dangerous immigration law. The ruling shows that the Obama Administration was right to challenge the law's constitutionality and reaffirms the notion that the federal government should frame immigration law, not states.

June 15, 2012 Press Release

 Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2012) — Today, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement following President Obama's announcement to halt under executive order deportations of certain young people who were brought to the United States as children and do not present a risk to national security:     

May 8, 2012 Press Release

HR 5331 - Violence Against Immigrant Women Act of 2012