In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please click here.
In 2012, the Obama administration announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan for undocumented immigrants that met specified conditions in order to request temporary protection from deportation. An approved individual is eligible to receive employment authorization for the period of deferred action, provided he or she can demonstrate “an economic necessity for employment.”
Due to ongoing federal litigation, only those that applied and obtained DACA at the onset of this program can continue to renew. If someone never filed previously, even if they were eligible, they cannot file now. If their DACA is expired, they may still be able to file for a renewal.
If you are seeking immigration assistance, learn more about the rules and regulations governing immigration assistance providers.
Below is the original requirements for DACA. Please seek legal assistance before submitting a new DACA petition.
To be eligible for DACA, you must demonstrate that you: