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On September 5, 2017 the Trump administration announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by March 5, 2018. This page has important updates and resources about DACA, its termination, and next steps to provide a permanent solution for DACAmented youth, their families, and all in our communities.

Current DACA beneficiaries whose benefits expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 must have already filed their renewal request by the October 5, 2017 deadline. If you have questions about your DACA or your immigration status, please set up an appointment with NIJC by calling 312-660-1370 or emailing nijcILD@heartlandalliance.org.


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions: DACA (English)

Preguntas Frequentes: DACA (Spanish)

Często Zadawane Pytania: DACA (Polish)


Know Your Rights

DACA is Ending: Know Your Rights

DACA Se Terminará: Conozca Sus Derechos


Other Resources

Quick Guide on DACA and the DREAM Act, NIJC

About DACA and Employment, National Immigration Law Center

DACA Information & Resources (including renewal workshops in Chicago, DACA fee assistance, impact on social security numbers and driver’s licenses), Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Community Advisory: What Do I Need to Know about the End of DACA?, Immigrant Legal Resource Center


Take Action

Demand that members of congress take action to pass the bi-partisan DREAM Act that provides legal status for immigrant youth and does not jeopardize the safety and livelihood of other immigrants in the United States.  Act now.