Administrative Relief for Undocumented Immigrants


The U.S. Supreme Court tied 4-4 in its decision on President Obama's November 2014 immigration executive actions. As a result, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Acton for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) remain blocked. Read NIJC's statement for more details.

We encourage individuals to consult with licensed immigration attorneys or legal aid organizations recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals to determine if they are eligible for another form of immigration relief. Individuals in Illinois and Indiana may schedule legal consultations with NIJC by calling (312) 660-1370 or emailing The Administrative Relief Resource Center maintains a national list of legal service providers.

3 things you should know:

1. There is NO DAPA or DACA+ application! Read about how you can avoid immigration fraud

2. The 2012 DACA program remains in effect: Read more at NIJC's DREAMer Resource Hub

3. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “enforcement priorities” guidelines that  went into effect in January 2015, remain in effect: Under these enforcement priorities, individuals who would be eligible for DAPA should not be placed in deportation proceedings. DAPA-eligible individuals who are placed in deportation proceedings are eligible for administrative closure. Download a PDF of NIJC’s fact sheets (in English and Spanish) to learn more about the DHS enforcement priorities.