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Illinois Dreamer College Bill Passes Executive Committee

Illinois House Bill 3438 is intended to help Dreamer students get the help and resources they need to attend and succeed in college. The bill passed the Senate Executive Committee on May 20. The proposed bill would require public universities in Illinois to designate an employee as an Undocumented Student Resource Liasion who would help students without documentation get access to aid.

Bill sponsor State Senator Karina Villa (D-West Chicago) said,

“Undocumented students on campus may be under an immense amount of stress regarding their immigration status, in addition to the already stressful higher education experience. A dedicated liaison will help ensure students have equitable and inclusive access to campus programs.”

House Bill 3438 is next scheduled for a third reading.

Are You A Dreamer?

The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program was initiated in 2012 by the Obama administration to protect young people brought to the United States as children, known as Dreamers, to shield them from deportation and let them attend school and get work permits.

You are eligible for DACA if you meet the following criteria:

  1. Came to the United States under the age of sixteen;
  2. Have continuously resided in the United States for a least five years prior to June 15, 2012;
  3. You were present in the United States on June 15, 2012;
  4. You are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate (GED), or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
  5. Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety; and
  6. Were under the age of thirty-one on June 15, 2012.

Are You A Dreamer? Contact an Immigration Lawyer for Help

If you have questions about your eligibility to remain in the United States, please contact our office. We can schedule an evaluation or attorney consultation to answer your immigration questions. Contact Godoy Law Office at 630-912-0322, our skilled immigration lawyers in Chicago, Lombard and Oak Brook can answer any questions about immigration and guide you through every step of the process.

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