Resources for DACA recipients in Chicago

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 01:29PM
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CHICAGO - The Trump administration announced their plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 5, leaving Congress to decide the fate of nearly 800,000 unauthorized immigrants protected under the program, known as DREAMers. The plan calls for a phase out of DACA over the next six months.

No new DACA applications can be submitted, but DACA recipients whose protections expire before March 5, 2018 can renew. The renewal must be done before October 5, 2017.

Here is a list of resources for DACA recipients in the Chicago:

The City of Chicago's Office of New Americans has information about citizenship, rights of DACA recipients, and information about college access for undocumented immigrants. For the Office of New Americans website, visit www.cityofchicago.org.

One Chicago offers resources in legal services, naturalization assistance, mental health assistance, employer communications, and education for immigrants and refugees. For a full list of their resources and contact information, visit onechi.org.

The Heartland Alliance provides housing, healthcare, jobs, and legal services. For more information visit their website at heartlandalliance.org. The Heartland Alliance's National Immigration Justice Center provides legal services to low-income immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. For more information, visit their website at immigrantjustice.com.

The Resurrection Project offers a variety of immigration services, including walk-in consultations for immigrants. For more information, visit resurrectionproject.org.

DACA renewal must be done before October 5, 2017. For DACA recipients who wish to renew, they can do so at the following locations and times:

Tuesday, September 12 - Thursday, October 5
9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Hana Center
4300 North California Avenue
773-583-5501

Tuesday, September 12
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Resurrection Project
1801 South Ashland Avenue, 2nd Floor
312-666-3062

4:30 p.m.
Hana Center
Albany Park Library
3401 West Foster Avenue
773-583-5501

5:30 p.m.
The Resurrection Project
Benito Suarez High School
1450 West Cermak Road
312-666-3062

6 p.m.
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos
9546 South Ewing Avenue
773-706-7150

Wednesday, September 13
6 p.m.
Southwest Organizing Project
2558 West 63rd Street
773-471-8208 x126

Thursday, September 14
6:30 p.m.
Instituto del Progreso Latino
2520 South Western Avenue
773-890-0055

Friday, September 15
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Resurrection Project
1801 South Ashland Avenue
312-666-3062

9 a.m.
National Immigration Justice Center
208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1300
312-660-1370
(By appointment only)

10 a.m.
Indo-American Center
6328 North California Avenue
773-973-4444 x115

1:30 p.m.
Erie Neighborhood House
4221 West 25th Street
773-277-0805

3 p.m.
Erie Neighborhood House
1347 West Erie Street
312-666-3430

Saturday, September 16
9 a.m.
Hana Center
4300 North California Avenue
773-583-5501

Monday, September 18
Centro de Trabajadores Unideos
George Washington High School
3535 East 114th Street
773-706-7150

Tuesday, September 19
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Resurrection Project
1801 South Ashland Avenue, 2nd Floor
312-666-3062

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instituto del Progreso Latino
2555 South Blue Island Avenue
773-890-0055
(By appointment only)

5:30 p.m.
The Resurrection Project
La Casa
1815 South Paulina Street
312-666-3062

Wednesday, September 20
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instituto del Progreso Latino
2555 South Blue Island Avenue
773-890-0055
(By appointment only)

6 p.m.
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos
Fallistel Language Acandemy
10347 South Ewing Avenue
7737067150

6 p.m.
Southwest Organizing Project
2558 West 63rd Street
773-471-8208 x126

Thursday, September 21
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
National Immigrant Justice Center
(By appointment only, register by Sept. 14)
Register for appointment at immigrantjustice.org

Friday, September 22
1:30 p.m.
Erie Neighborhood House
4225 West 25th Street
773-277-0805

3 p.m.
Erie Neighborhood House
1347 West Erie Street
312-666-3430

Saturday, September 23
Instituto del Progreso Latino
2520 South Western Avenue
773-890-0055

Tuesday, September 26
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
National Immigrant Justice Center
(By appointment only, register by Sept. 11)
Register for appointment at immigrantjustice.org

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Resurrection Project
1801 South Ashland Avenue, 2nd Floor
312-666-3062

5:30 p.m.
Hana Center
Albany Park Library
3401 West Foster Avenue
773-583-5501

5:30 p.m.
The Resurrection Project
Back of the Yards Preparatory High School
2111 West 47th Street
312-666-3062

Wednesday, September 27
6 p.m.
Southwest Organizing Project
2558 West 63rd Street
773-471-8208 x126

Thursday, September 28
5:30 p.m.
Hana Center
Albany Park Library
3401 West Foster Avenue
773-583-5501

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
National Immigrant Justice Center
(By appointment only, register by Sept. 18)
Register for appointment at immigrantjustice.org

Friday, September 29
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Resurrection Project
1801 South Ashland Avenue, 2nd Floor
312-666-3062

1:30 p.m.
Erie Neighborhood House
4225 West 25th Street
773-277-0805

3 p.m.
Erie Neighborhood House
1347 West Erie Street
312-666-3430
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