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DACA renewal applications accepted again due to a federal court order

Jan. 13, 2018, Update:  Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA.  Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017. Detailed info: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-response-january-2018-preliminary-injunction […]

  January 13, 2018


Under the new administration, ICE raids are becoming more common.  The information and links on this page are intended as a resource to aid individuals and families who may be or have been affected by a raid: ICIRR Know Your Rights Card  – print and carry on your person. Immigrant Defense Project KYR Card (English) – click […]

  January 11, 2018

No DACA renewal filings accepted yet as of January 9, 2018 California District Court decision

The California court’s decision directs DHS to post “reasonable public notice that it will resume receiving DACA renewal applications” and to specify the process by which it will accept renewal  applications. As of January 10, 2018, USCIS had not yet released any public guidance on the court’s decision, although it has noted on at least […]

  January 11, 2018

DHS Memorandum on Rescission of DACA

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/09/05/memorandum-rescission-daca Release Date: September 5, 2017 MEMORANDUM FOR: James W. McCament Acting Director U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Thomas D. Homan Acting Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Kevin K. McAleenan Acting Commissioner U.S. Customs and Border Protection Joseph B. Maher Acting General Counsel Ambassador James D. Nealon Assistant Secretary, International Engagement Julie M. Kirchner […]

  September 5, 2017


Click on the linked documents below and get to know your rights if confronted by ICE in several scenarios: http://www.aila.org/File/Related/Home.pdf http://www.aila.org/File/Related/Work.pdf http://www.aila.org/File/Related/Public.pdf

  March 14, 2017

Information on President Trump’s immigration enforcement policies

Today, February 21, 2017, the administration announced guidance memos regarding border security and aggressive interior enforcement of immigration laws. Whether you are a naturalized U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident, a visa holder, or an undocumented immigrant, we recommend you take the following steps to protect yourself and your family:    If you are a […]

  February 21, 2017

Trump’s travel ban temporarily struck down by WA federal judge

A federal judge in Washington state declared Friday that he would temporarily block enforcement of President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on entry to the United States, and government authorities immediately began taking steps that would allow those previously affected to travel. Federal judge’s order is applicable nationwide. All passengers are boarding planes again. The Department of […]

  February 4, 2017

USCIS Announcement Regarding Implementation of Jan. 27 Executive Order

USCIS continues to adjudicate applications and petitions filed for or on behalf of individuals in the United States regardless of their country of origin, and applications and petitions of lawful permanent residents outside the U.S. USCIS also continues to adjudicate applications and petitions for individuals outside the U.S. whose approval does not directly confer travel […]

  February 3, 2017

Community Alert on Immigration Executive Order, issued by President D. J. Trump on January 27, 2017

NOTE: This information is quickly changing and being clarified and will be published as it becomes available. TERMS OF EXECUTIVE ORDER AS WE CURRENTLY KNOW: Suspends immigrant and non-immigrant admissions to the U.S. for at least 90 days for individuals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Note: Citizens of the affected countries […]

  January 30, 2017


  625 ILCS § 5/6-115, expiration of driver’s license and proof of immigration status Whether an applicant will be asked to provide proof of immigration status depends on when they first obtained their license. If the applicant obtained their first license prior to July 1, 2016, AND, their license has not been expired for over […]

  December 22, 2016

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