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382 South Mount Prospect Road
Des Plaines, IL, 60016

(224) 443-0113

Alliance for Immigrant Neighbors (AIN) exists to build meaningful relationships and provide immigrant legal services in the Des Plaines area and Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. AIN seeks to empower immigrant families through direct legal services, community dialogue, and advocacy.

About

About Us

History

AIN is committed to providing compassionate, quality, and affordable legal assistance for immigrants in and around Des Plaines, Illinois.  AIN was established as a response to the need for accessible legal services for the Northwest Suburbs' increasingly diverse immigration population.  Since 2015, AIN has served immigrant families through direct legal services and community education.

AIN is recognized by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review to counsel immigration clients, complete immigration forms, and represent clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

 

Staff

Amelia Jackson is the Executive Director of AIN and a DOJ Accredited Representative.  In addition to leading AIN and representing clients, she owns her own accounting business which serves faith-based, non-profit organizations.  Amelia obtained her business degree from the University of Michigan.

Victoria Dominguez is a DOJ Accredited Representative with AIN.  Prior to joining AIN, she worked as an Information Technology Professional with many years of experience in various industries, namely software development, food processing, computer manufacturing, telecommunications, health information, and recently immigration case management.  Victoria obtained her BS in Chemical Engineering from Mindanao State University.

Katherine Del Rosario is a DOJ Accredited Representative with AIN.  She is a recent graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law and obtained her BA in Linguistics from the University of Washington.  During law school, she interned with the National Immigrant Justice Center and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago and participated in the DePaul University Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic.

Grace Anne Oczon is a Case Manager at AIN.  She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Adler University.  Prior to joining AIN, she was a Community Relations Fellow at Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a nonprofit organization providing homeless intervention services and after school programming for families in East Garfield Park.  Grace obtained her BA in Urban Studies from DePauw University.

 

Board of Directors

Bruce Jackson, Board President
Jerry Del Rosario Jr., Treasurer
John Matarazzo, Secretary
Gabriel Jay Catanus
Carla Laury