If Illinois residents are facing deportation threats, there is a new telephone hotline available that will dispense advice.
The confusion of deportation proceedings will become a little easier for those who call volunteers at the Jane Addams Hull House.
The new hotline will provide information regarding attorneys, social services and comfort for illegal aliens under the threat of deportation. The 24-hour-a-day service will be staffed by volunteers and is modeled after similar homeless or domestic violence centers.
The volunteers have been provided with deportation proceeding checklists in order to determine the right course of action for illegal immigrants and provides assistance in Spanish, Korean, Portuguese and English.
"In the last five years, 48,330 people have been deported from the Chicago ICE region, leaving an estimated 80,550 children without a parent," the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee told NBC Chicago. "The ICIRR is partnering with 35 social service agencies ... to launch the country’s first 24-hour hotline for families facing the crisis of deportation."
Those needing help with deportation proceedings can call 855-435-7693 or 855-HELP-MY-F(amily).
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