Immigrant Communities

America's greatest strength is its diversity.

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law works to ensure that immigrant families and communities are protected from discrimination and receive the support they need to thrive.

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Under this inhumane new standard, immigration officials could turn away immigrants who have received assistance from a variety of safety net programs.

The Immigrant Tenant Protection Act would prohibit landlords from requiring a tenant to share their immigration status.

Our Impact

These recommendations for state legislative actions concentrate on critical measures to protect low-income families & communities across the state.

We are saddened by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to temporarily block the nationwide injunction halting the federal government’s public charge rule

Shriver Center advocates help block rule that targets low-income immigrants from taking effect

The new law makes Illinois just the 2nd state nationwide to protect immigrant tenants from intimidation and harassment.


Mar 2020

Links to information and useful resources to aid communities seeking support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attorneys and Specialists

Kate Walz
Kate Walz
Kate Walz
Vice President of Advocacy, Senior Director of Litigation, & Director of Housing Justice


Militza Pagán
Militza Pagán
Militza Pagán
Staff Attorney


Andrea Kovach
Andrea Kovach
Andrea Kovach
Senior Attorney, Healthcare Justice


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