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

May 13, 2016 Press Release

El día de hoy, la Congresista Jan Schakowsky publicó la siguiente declaración tras una serie de informes que sugieren que los agentes del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) están por comenzar una nueva serie de redadas:

May 13, 2016 Press Release

Today, Representative Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after reports suggested that a new round of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were set to begin:

March 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, today made the following statements on the news that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Herbert, Michigan, resident Ibrahim Parlak a Deferred Action for one year.

March 17, 2016 Press Release

Today, Representative Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after House Republicans voted in support of the State of Texas’ suit against the President’s lawful immigration actions:

January 7, 2016 Press Release

Hoy, la Representante Jan Schakowsky emitió la siguiente declaración en respuesta a las redadas de ICE que se están llevando a cabo a través de los Estados Unidos: