Help Get The Word Out About DACA Renewal!

Starting immediately (September, 2017), The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is providing free legal assistance to any and all individuals who need assistance renewing their DACA application, regardless of where they live or work.

To be eligible for renewal, current DACA must be expiring between September 5, 2017 – March 5, 2018. There are no exceptions to the deadline. It is imperative to renew if an individual applicant’s DACA expiration falls within these dates.

Please help spread the word by downloading the PDF and printing our flyer regarding DACA Renewals (which is pictured here), and then put it up at your place of work or on bulletin boards around your town. You can also download the JPEG to share on social media.

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Lo que necesita saber sobre DACA/la renovación de DACA

  1. Solicitududes de DACA iniciales o renovadas que fueron sometidas antes del anuncio del 5 de septiembre continuarán siendo revisadas.
  2. Portadores de DACA cual se vence entre ahora y el 5 de marzo de 2018, son elegibles para la renovación pero la renovación debe ser aceptada por USCIS antes del 5 de octubre de 2017.  Recomendamos mandar su solicitud no más tardar el 1 de octubre de 2017.
  3. Es muy importante que hable con un abogado de inmigración para determinar si es elegible para obtener beneficios de inmigración más permanentes bajo nuestras leyes vigentes.  Para solicitar una consulta legal, por favor llamar al 847-926-1867 o por correo electrónico
  4. Documento de autorización de empleo (EADs): Las que fueron emitidas anteriormente, no serán revocadas durante el periodo de validez.
  5. Libertad condicional anticipada (viajando fuera de los Estados Unidos): DHS no aceptará solicitudes nuevas para una libertad condicional anticipada.
  6. Si es portador de DACA, por favor asegurarse de obtener un número de seguro social o una licencia antes de que su DACA expire.

Nuestra misión

La mision de la Clínica legal de Highland Park-Highwood es proporcionar servicios legales pro bono a personas de bajos recursos* quienes viven o trabajan en Highland Park y Highwood en las áreas de inmigración, vivienda y abuso domestico.

* No hay requisistos de ingresos para victimas de abuso domestico.


Statement on the President’s Rescission of DACA

The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic, an organization dedicated to access to justice, stands by and supports the undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, also known as Dreamers, in the wake of the President’s decision to rescind the Executive Order on DACA, or the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrival.

DACA provides employment authorization and protection from deportation to undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before they turned 16 and meet several qualifying criteria. It has benefitted nearly 800,000 undocumented youth since it began in 2012, and has changed their lives by enabling them to qualify for financial aid for college, secure better jobs, and have a bright, productive future.

These young people are Americans in all but the paperwork.  Their parents brought them here for the very same reason all immigrants come to America: to give their children a better life. They are now at risk for losing protections afforded under DACA.

We are disappointed in the President’s decision, but are hopeful that Congress will codify DACA during the wind down period, providing these young people with the opportunities they deserve. We must protect DACA for the sake of our country and our Dreamers.

The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is here as a legal resource for our community.  On our website, you can find information from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center on what to do if DACA ends,

Additionally, there will be an Open Clinic on Saturday, September 9th from 9 a.m. to noon.  Interested community members can make an appointment with the Clinic during the week by calling 847-926-1867 or by emailing  We will also be scheduling Know Your Rights Presentations throughout the community to keep people informed.  Dates and times for these presentations will be posted on our website,, and social media,

What Do I Need To Know Now That DACA Has Ended?

Below is a Community Advisory put together by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center regarding information about what to do now that DACA has been rescinded.  Most importantly, please consult with a lawyer if you have any questions and please beware of scams.

Click to view the Community Advisory What Do I Need to Know if the DACA Program Ends / ¿ Qué debo de saber sobre el fin del programa DACA?