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

October 14, 2015 Press Release

Evanston, IL – Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement in recognition of Polish-American Heritage Month:

October marks Polish-American Heritage Month, a time for our nation to celebrate the critical role and many important contributions by members of the Polish-American community today, and over hundreds of years of American history.

September 24, 2015 Press Release

I thank His Holiness Pope Francis for sharing his vision for the world before a Joint Meeting of Congress. He called on us as legislators and as Americans to promote the common good and meet our common needs. His message was powerful – that we need to look out for each other and for the planet we all call home.

May 26, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO – Today a federal appeals court denied the Obama administration’s request to lift a hold on the administration’s executive actions on immigration while the matter is being litigated. Rep. Jan Schakowsky issued the following statement in response:

April 7, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO – Rep. Jan Schakowsky joined 180 House Democrats in filing an amicus brief in support of the Obama Administration’s appeal in the Fifth Circuit case of Texas v.