National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Binational Institute of Human Development

  • Location:
    2751 W. 16th St
    Chicago, IL 60608
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website, Social media
  • Appointments accepted:

The Binational Institute of Human Development (BIHD) is a non-profit organization with a clear mission – to empower and integrate the immigrant community and other marginalized groups into American society. We strive to achieve our mission through efficient, effective, and sensitive programs and services. As an organization, we serve as a bridge between institutions, governmental agencies, corporations, and the communities we serve, advocating for equality in education, healthcare, human rights, and economic development. Our main programs, the Immigration & Legal Center, Casa Mexico-USA, Casa Guatemala-USA, and our Small Business Development Center, are designed to address the specific needs of our communities and provide them with the resources they need to thrive. At BIHD, we are committed to creating a more just and equitable society for all.

Counties served: Cook
Detention Facilities Served: Elgin Police Department (IL), Jefferson County Justice Center (IL), Kankakee County Jail (IL), McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility (IL), Rock Island County Correctional Center (IL), Sangamon County Jail (IL), Tri-County Detention Center (IL)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, Humanitarian Parole, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, P1 or P2 for Afghans, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV), T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Community Development
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP)
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Spanish, English, Russian, Ukrainian
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes


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