*As our information database continues to grow, we will continue to provide up to date information for our undocumented and DACAmented students.*
We encourage undocumented & DACAmented students to stay up to date on the latest legal & political information surrounding DACA, DAPA, the DREAM Act, and other changes which may affect your status.
Update as of 1/15/2018 from United We Dream:
In the case Regents of the University of California, et al. v. Department of Homeland Security, et al., Alsup granted a preliminary injunction — a temporary order blocking the end of the DACA program while the case goes forward — requiring U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to begin accepting DACA renewal applications again. On January 13, 2018 USCIS announced their process for accepting renewal applications. USCIS additionally stated that further guidance would be provided later.
Only those who have previously had DACA status can apply for renewal-no new applications are being accepted.
Read more here.
The Community Immigration Law Center will continue to hold a free, walk-in clinic to provide Dreamers with legal screening for alternate forms of relief and advice navigating the uncertainty around DACA’s future. CILC is housed within Christ Presbyterian Church and is located at 944 E. Gorham St.
To learn more about the protest efforts and action you can take, you can follow the Defend DACA event here.
Families are advised to meet with an immigration attorney to screen for other options. Local resources in the Madison area do provide access to free immigration attorneys.
For those concerned about their rights and protections, you may want to consider an ILRC Red Card
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