The Trump administration announced it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by March 5, 2017. The program provides temporary protection from deportation and work permits for 800,000 immigrant youth. Ending the program is cruel and un-American, and leaves nearly a million people who call the U.S. home in legal limbo and at risk of deportation. NIJC is providing legal services to DACA recipients and information sessions to communities, and DACAmented NIJC clients and staff are speaking out about the devastating consequences the decision to terminate the program will have.
The Economist (Democracy in America blog): President Trump winds down DACA (9/6/2017)
Crain's Chicago Business (Opinion): A dream deferred? For this young architect, the answer could be yes. (9/6/2017)
ABC57 South Bend, Indiana: Meeting to inform community on DACA (9/10/2017)
ABC7 / WLS-TV: Resources for DACA recipients in Chicago (9/12/2017)