Resources for DACA recipients in Chicago

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Chicago skyline is seen from the media helicopter traveling with President Barack Obama to the landing zone, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

CHICAGO (WLS) -- 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