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April 2018

scales of justice  Know What This Means

  1. On September 5, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. However, due to federal court orders, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is once again accepting DACA renewal applications for individuals with current or expired DACA benefits.

  2. People whose DACA permits expired on or after September 5, 2016, may file for a two-year renewal.

  3. People whose DACA permits expired before September 5, 2016, or whose DACA was previously terminated may file a new initial application.

  4. USCIS is not accepting initial DACA applications at this time from individuals who have never been granted DACA.

  5. The opportunity to file a DACA renewal may be very short. Individuals who want to renew their protection are encouraged to seek a legal consultation as soon as possible.

Read USCIS’s latest DACA announcement

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