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

July 17, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, tonight released the following statements in response to news that Ibrahim Parlak’s application for deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture has been granted:

July 12, 2018 Press Release

On July 11th, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip, introduced H.Res 987, a resolution condemning Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ inhumane effort to deny asylum to victims of domestic violence.

June 26, 2018 Press Release

“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.” – Donald J. Trump, December 5th, 2015


June 20, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip, released the following statement after President Trump signed an order to end family separation by instituting indefinite family detention:

June 19, 2018 Press Release

“The Trump Administration’s policy of ripping families apart by tearing immigrant children as young as 5 months old from their parents represents the institutionalization of child abuse. I am appalled and outraged by these actions and have been working to overturn the Administration’s policy.