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September 2017

scales of justice  Know What This Means

  1. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will no longer accept new applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  2. People currently enrolled in DACA will be able to continue working until their permits expire
  3. People whose DACA permits expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, may file for a two-year renewal by October 5, 2017
  4. DHS will continue to adjudicate DACA applications that were filed prior to September 5, 2017

Read the DHS memo on DACA.

dialogue bubble icon Know Your Legal Options

Legal consultations with qualified immigration legal service providers can help you understand your options.

Read tips on how to avoid immigration fraud.

People Icon Know You Are Not Alone 

Many people in the community stand with you. Join a movement that supports immigrant rights. Be part of local and/or national efforts to build community and empower immigrants, including: 

In the Chicago area:
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Organized Communities Against Deportation (OCAD)
PASO – West Suburban Action Project 
South West Organizing Project (SWOP)

National groups:
United We Dream