The National Immigrant Justice Center (formerly known as The Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights Center, a partner of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The Center provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding three decades ago, the Center has been unique in blending individual client advocacy with broad-based systemic change. Thanks to the support of hundreds of pro bono attorneys from Chicago ’s leading law firms, the Center has made critical advances in the lives of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers over the years. The Center provides legal services to more than 7,500 individuals each year and maintains a success rate of 90 percent in obtaining asylum for those fleeing persecution in their home countries.