Know What This Means
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.
People whose DACA permits expired on or after September 5, 2016, may file for a two-year renewal.
People whose DACA permits expired before September 5, 2016, or whose DACA was previously terminated may file a new initial application.
USCIS is not accepting initial DACA applications at this time from individuals who have never been granted DACA.
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.
Know Your Legal Options
Legal consultations with qualified immigration legal service providers can help you understand your options.
- Call (312) 660-1370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a legal consultation at NIJC’s offices in Chicago and Indiana
- Register and view a calendar of NIJC DACA clinics.
- Organize an NIJC legal information session for your community. Request a session.
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: