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Resources

Community Resources

Resources on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Referral List

CLINIC - Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

Gutierrez, Congressman

ICIRR - Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

ILRC – Immigrant Legal Resource Center

IPC – Immigration Policy Center

NILC - National Immigration Law Center

NIJC – National Immigrant Justice Center

NLG – National Lawyers Guild

NIP – National Immigration Project & NIYA – National Immigrant Youth Alliance

Own the Dream

Social Security Administration

USCIS

Consumer Protection Resources

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois  (ARDC), assists Illinois regulating attorneys practicing in IL.  They will investigate complaints of misconducts filed against attorneys. Complaints can be made in Englishand  Spanish

Office of the Illinois Attorney General  (AG), Immigrant Assistance Program contains information on avoiding dishonest immigration service providers and immigration fraud. The AG's office also accepts consumer complaints in English and Spanish.

Office of General Counsel of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)(Immigration Court) also administers an attorney disciplinary program.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC), contains resources on avoiding immigration scams and getting appropriate help.

The City of Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Department, 
protects consumers from fraud and accepts consumer complaints. 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), The Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law Initiative

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Unauthorized Practice of Law​

DACA Resources

National Immigration Law Center (NILC) has updated information on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Renewal Process.   

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has issued a notice with DACA renewal information only for those individuals granted DACA  by ICE from June 15, 2012 until August 15, 2012

DACA Application Process

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had regularly updated FAQs on DACA, "How to Guides" with information available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.  Additional resources include flyers and filing tips for what you need to know for filing a request for DACA and 

USCIS has also published a Guide for Employers

Data on DACA is available on USCIS' website. The data includes information on cumulative number of requests accepted for processing, biometrics appointments scheduled, requests ready for review and requests completed to-date are displayed.

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Resources on DACA

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), DACA Information and Resources

The Office of Congressman Gutierrez issued and Advisory for DREAMers, available in English and Spanish

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR),Protection for DREAM Youth Fact Sheet

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), DACA Resources 

Immigration Impact, The DACA Renewal Process: Everything You Need to Know.

American Immigration Council (AIC), Immigration Policy Center (IPC),  DACA Resources

National Immigration Law Center (NILC), DACA Resources

National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), DREAMer Resource Hub

Own the Dream (OWD), DACA on-line eligibility tool

Social Security Administration (SSA), Social Security Number for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Recipients

DACA and Taxes

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC), Got DACA, Now What?

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Life After DACA: Obtaining a Social Security Number, Transferring Your Credit History, and Rescinding your ITIN, December 22, 2012,

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), Scholarship Resources

Temporary Visitor Driver's License (TVDL) Information

The Office of the Secretary of State, New Temporary Visitor Driver's License (TVDL) for Undocumented (Non-Visa Status) Individuals

ICIRR, TVDL Informational Sheet is available in English and Spanish​

Immigration Resources

Deportation Defense

DePaul Legal Clinic Flyer-  Detention What You Should Know     Detention What you Should Know in Spanish 

Chicago Legal Clinic- non-profit organization offering low cost immigration legal services.

National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)-provides direct legal services for individuals seeking deportation defense and assistance to immigration detainees

LAF-Provider of free legal services to people living in poverty in the metropolitan chicago area. 

Government Agencies

U.S.  Citizenship and Immigration Services- http://www.uscis.gov/

Department of Justice- Executive Office of Immigration Review

Department of State- http://www.state.gov/travel/

City of Chicago - Office of New Americans

Family Based Immigration Petitions

DePaul Legal Clinic Flyer- Family Petition    Family Petition SPN 

DePaul Legal Clinic Flyer-   Pamphlet Family Based Immigration   Pamphlets Family Based Spanish 

Public Benefits

LAF- Provider of free legal services to people living in poverty in the metropolitan chicago area. Public Benefits Flyers- LAF PB Enrollment CEP LAF PB Enrollment Spanish CEP

National Immigrant Law Center- National legal advocacy organization which provides advice on the rights of low-income immigrants and their families. 

Taxes

Center for Economic Progress - Assists low-income families with tax and financial services. 

IIT Kent College of Law-Tax Clinic-provides full-service tax and probate services.

Temporary Visitor Driver’s License

Secretary of State – http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/TVDL/home.html

ICIRR- Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights- Temporary Visitor Driver's Licenses Information and Resources

Victims of Domestic Violence and Crimes

DePaul Legal Clinic Flyer-  U Visa U Visa SPN

Apna Ghar-Non-profit agency assisting survivors of domestic violence.  

Chicago Battered Women’s Network- http://batteredwomensnetwork.org/

Life Span- Non-profit organization serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

City of Chicago Domestic Violence Hotline- http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/dom_violence/svcs/domestic_violencehelpline.html

 State of Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline- http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30275​

Legal Services

General Legal Service Providers

Chicago Bar Association- Lawyer Referral Service

Chicago Bar Foundation-Where To Go For Legal Assistance In Or Around Chicago

Illinois Legal Aid Online - Provider of legal information and legal services for the public on a number of issues.

Spanish Illinois Legal Aid Online-Provider of legal information and legal services for the public on a number of issue.

LAF- Provider of free legal services to people living in poverty in the metropolitan chicago area.

Land of Lincoln- A non-profit that provides free legal services to low-income and senior citizens in central and southern Illinois.

Prairie State- Offers free legal services for low income persons and senior citizens who have civil legal problems.

Immigration Legal Service Providers

DePaul Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic VAWA/U Referral List-  U Visa-VAWA Referral List

DePaul Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic DACA Referral List- Not for Profit - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Department of Justice- Executive Office of Immigration Review - Free Legal Service Providers 

ICIRR -Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights -  Legal Service Provider List

ICIRR -Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights - Private Attorney List​