CHICAGO –State Rep. Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ Hernandez, D-Cicero, is partnering up with the National Immigrant Justice Center, the Attorney General’s Office, and ARISE Chicago to host a Know Your Rights and Immigration Fraud Seminar on Wednesday, July 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Agnes of Bohemia Catholic Church, located at 2651 S. Central Park Ave in the Little Village neighborhood.

“President Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and Gov. Rauner’s lack of support has immigrant families in our communities living in fear,” Hernandez said. “Now more than ever, it’s important that we work to make sure everyone knows their rights as immigrants, whether they’re a citizen, or undocumented.”

The event will feature presentations from representatives of the National Immigrant Justice Center, the Attorney General’s Office, and ARISE Chicago. Community members will be able to learn about their rights as immigrants, the limits of what the government can do, and about the different forms of immigration fraud. One of the most common forms of immigration fraud comes from people posing as lawyers and offering legal services they aren’t qualified to provide. Residents are encouraged to bring with them any suspicious flyers or letters sent to them to receive expert advice. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A section.

“Immigrant communities are looking for safety and security anywhere they can get it, and it’s infuriating that there are people out there looking to exploit that,” Hernandez said. “So I want to bring resources directly back to local residents so they could learn about the different forms of immigration fraud, how they can avoid falling victim to them, and what they could do to report suspicious activity in the neighborhood.”

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information please contact Rep. Hernandez’s constituent service office at 708-222-5240, or at 

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