ICIRR is proud to announce a scholarship opportunity for DACA renewals. The scholarship will be provided through the New American Initiative partners and will cover the full $495 renewal fee. Please CLICK HERE to view requirements and how to apply. Note this scholarship is available first come first serve until funds are exhausted.
On July 16, 2021, US District Judge Andrew Hanen issued his ruling in the legal challenge to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program brought by the State of Texas and several other states. On his rule, Judge Hanen blocked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from approving new DACA applications, barring tens of thousands of new DACA applicants from getting work authorizations and protections from deportation.
UPDATE: The October 5, 2022 ruling from the Fifth Circuit means that Judge Hanen's block of new DACA applications remains in place, while existing DACA recipients can still apply for renewal. The next step will be further lower court arguments and rulings regarding the new DACA regulations from the Biden Administration, which take effect October 31.
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.
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:
220 E. Chicago St., Elgin, IL 60120