DREAM Act/DACA

Media coverage of exchanging some 3-year DACA work permits

July 16, 2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced it would begin home visits in Chicago and other cities to exchange three-year work authorization cards that the government erroneously issued to some recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). NIJC and other organization encouraged immigrant communities to be aware but not fearful of the home visits. 

USCIS Comenzara visitas a casas para recuperar permisos de trabajo de algunos beneficiarios de DACA

July 15, 2015
 
El Centro Nacional de Justicia Para Inmigrantes de Heartland Alliance (NIJC) le pide a las comunidades de inmigrantes que estén en alerta pero que no teman mientras el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración (USCIS) comienza v

USCIS to Begin Home Visits to Retrieve Work Permits for Some DACA Recipients

July 15, 2015
 
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) encourages immigrant communities to be alert but not fearful as U.S.

Immigrant services make Illinois stronger [Videos]

Update 4/30/2015: Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner restored $26 million in funding for critical social services, including immigrant services. However, he plans to permanently eliminate funding for these services in his next budget, which goes into effect on July 1, 2015.

Texas Federal Court Rules in Favor of 2012 Deportation Relief Programs

April 8, 2015
Fifth Circuit Sets Promising Precedent for Pending Ruling on Immigration Executive Action
 
The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) welcomes this week’s ruling from a federal appeals court in Texas, which reiterated that the Department of Homeland Security has broad discretion in how it enforces federal immigration law.

Hispanic Executive: Corporate Counsel Helps Victims of a Broken System

March 1, 2015

JPMorgan Chase's Assistant General Counsel Annette Isaacson has played an important role in providing legal services to immigrant youth applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) through volunteering with NIJC. She advocates for a reformed immigration system that will create a roadmap to permanent legal status for undocumented immigrants. Hispanic Executive profiled Annette and her pro bono work. Read the article.

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