Despite a ruling by a federal judge to halt programs outlined in President Obama's immigration reform executive orders, immigration leaders in Illinois are moving forward with preparations to assist those looking to apply for the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) programs.
The Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee rights is holding a number of information sessions this month to help those who plan to apply to the expanded DACA and DAPA programs as well as those who can apply for the current DACA program.
Additional information about DAPA and DACA can be found at the Illinois is Ready campaign website, and through ICIRR's Family Support Hotline, 855-HELP-MY-FAMILY.
Here is a list of upcoming DACA/DAPA sessions:
- Friday, 2/20/15, 4pm-7pm: Inmigracion presentaciones sobre "acciones ejecutivas," C E Brehm Memorial Library, 101 S. 7th Street, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
- Saturday, 2/21/15, 9am-12pm: The Resurrection Project - DACA Workshop, 1818 S. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60608
- Saturday, 2/21/15, 1pm-4pm: Inmigracion presentaciones sobre "acciones ejecutivas," Helen Matthes Library, 100 E Market Ave, Effingham, IL 62401
- Sunday, 2/22/15, 1:30pm-3:30pm: Southwest Suburban Immigration Project - Sesion de informacion sobre DACA y DAPA, Iglesia de San Patricio en Joliet, 720 S. Marion St., Joliet, IL 60436
- Tuesday, 2/24/15, 6:30pm-9:30pm: Community Christian Church, 76 S LaSalle Street, Aurora IL, 60505
- Wednesday, 2/25/15, 10am-11am: Mujeres Latinas en Accion, 2124 W. 21st Place, Chicago, IL 60608
- Friday, 2/27/15, 9am-5pm: World Relief DuPage - DACA workshop, 1825 College Ave., Wheaton , IL 60187
- In addition, DAPA information sessions are held every Tuesday evening at 6pm at West Suburban Action Project (PASO), 2001 W. Janice, Melrose Park, IL 60160.