DACA

DACA HAS BEEN FULLY RESTORED!

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has restored DACA to how it was before the Trump Administration tried to end it. This means that as of  December 7, 2020, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is:

  • Accepting new DACA applications

  • Continuing to accept DACA renewal applications

  • Accepting applications from DACA grantees for advance parole

  • Extending to two years any DACA protections and work permits it had granted for one year.

In June 2020, the US Supreme Court decided that Trump's attempt to end DACA in September 2017 was improper. Instead of fully restoring DACA, DHS instead announced that it would limit DACA protections to one year, reject new applications, and make other changes. On November 14, 2020 a federal court ruled that these attempts to change DACA were invalid, and on December 4 that court ordered DHS to fully restore DACA. 

DACA STILL THREATENED! 

 

Texas and several other states have sued to end DACA, arguing that President Obama did not have the authority to create the program in 2012. The judge in the case has not ruled in the case. 

 

The Biden administration issued a memo on January, 20, 2021, stating that it will “preserve and fortify” DACA.

 

The US House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act (HR 6), which would provide a path to citizenship for many immigrants who have or qualify for DACA. The bill would also bar many immigrants who have previous criminal convictions or who are accused of posing threats to public safety or being involved in gangs. That bill is awaiting action in the US Senate.

Resources

  • ​City Colleges is a resource for the DACA education eligibility - “Proof of currently enrolled in school or High School diploma (current transcripts or enrollment in a GED program)”.  Apply now for the tuition-free classes and enroll in the GED (High School Equivalency) preparation program. Please visit the online ADED application at ccc.edu/adulted.

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  • Please visit our Events page for a listing of upcoming DACA information sessions and workshops.

  • Please visit our Protection page for links to legal, mental health, and other community resources.​

  • Our Family Support Hotline is available to provide information, referrals, and live responses to deportation-related crises, including consultations with mental health professionals:  855-HELP-MY-FAMILY (855) 435-7693.​

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Organizations Currently Processing DACA Initials & Renewals:

Catholic Charities- The Community Center

Catholic Charities- The Community Center

Address:

671 S. Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Phone:

847-775-0858

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Centro de Trabajadores Unidos

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos

Address:

3200 E 91st St, Chicago, IL 60617, USA

Phone:

(414) 979-1773

Family Focus Aurora

Family Focus Aurora

Address:

550 2nd Ave, Aurora, IL 60505, USA

Phone:

(331) 256-7105

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

Address:

216 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606, USA

Phone:

(312) 357-4666

Instituto del Progreso Latino

Instituto del Progreso Latino

Address:

2520 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, USA

Phone:

(773) 890-0055

Spanish Community Center

Spanish Community Center

Address:

309 N Eastern Ave, Joliet, IL 60432, USA

Phone:

(815) 727-3683

United African Organization

United African Organization

Address:

4910 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Phone:

(312) 949-9980

World Relief Chicago

World Relief Chicago

Address:

3507 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

Phone:

(773) 583-9191

Centro Romero

Centro Romero

Address:

6216 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660, USA

Phone:

(773) 508-5300

Erie Neighborhood House

Erie Neighborhood House

Address:

1701 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60622, USA

Phone:

(216) 260-6429

Federacions de Clubes Michoacanos

Federacions de Clubes Michoacanos

Address:

1638 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, USA

Phone:

(312) 491-9317

Hispanic American Community Education and Services

Hispanic American Community Education and Services

Address:

641 Lorraine Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085, USA

Phone:

224-252-4966

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

Address:

2840 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA

Phone:

(773) 384-4370

The Immigration Project

The Immigration Project

Address:

211 Landmark Dr, Normal, IL 61761, USA

Phone:

(309) 829-8703

University YMCA

University YMCA

Address:

1001 S Wright St, Champaign, IL 61820, USA

Phone:

217-417-5897

World Relief DuPage

World Relief DuPage

Address:

191 S. Gary Ave. Ste. 130

Phone:

(630) 462-7660

Centro de Informacion

Centro de Informacion

Address:

1885 Lin Lor Ln, Elgin, IL 60123, USA

Phone:

(847) 695-9050

Family Focus -Cicero

Family Focus -Cicero

Address:

2910 N. Sawyer, Chicago, IL 60618

Phone:

708-943-7578

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HANA Center

HANA Center

Address:

4300 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA

Phone:

(847) 520-1999

Indo-American Center

Indo-American Center

Address:

6328 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60659, USA

Phone:

(773) 973-4444

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center

Address:

6 E Main St, Round Lake Park, IL 60073, USA

Phone:

(847) 201-1521

The Resurrection Project

The Resurrection Project

Address:

1818 S Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA

Phone:

(312) 666-3062

World Relief Aurora

World Relief Aurora

Address:

73 S Lasalle St, Aurora, IL 60505, USA

Phone:

(630) 906-9546