Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

NEW: Online Filing for DACA Renewal Forms
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will allow online filing of DACA renewal forms, effective immediately. Individuals who previously re...

Documented Dreamers: Aging Out Of Immigration Status
Mario A. Godoy

Many foreigners who come to work in the United States legally bring their families, a spouse and minor children. Once a minor child turns 21 and is a ...

FAQs: What Are The Rules for International Travel Under DACA Status?
Mario A. Godoy

Individuals under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status are young undocumented immigrants living in the United States who are protected...

Famous DACA YouTuber Can’t Reenter US
Mario A. Godoy

YouTube influencer and DACA recipient David Dobrik left the United States for the 1st time since entering at age 6 to travel to Europe a few months ag...

New Illinois Law Protects DACA Recipients
Mario A. Godoy

A new Illinois law protects DACA recipients by including work Authorization Status Protection. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed HB 121 into law ...

Chicago Protests Latest DACA Ruling
Mario A. Godoy

The last time there was a pathway to citizenship in the U.S. was thirty-five years ago under President Ronald Reagan, say Chicago immigration reform a...

What Does the DACA Decision Mean For Dreamers?
Mario A. Godoy

A Texas federal judge ruled that the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrant...

More Staff Assigned to Relieve DACA Backlog
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has assigned more immigration officers to help eliminate the backlog of DACA applications. The DACA ...

New Bill to Require Financial Resources For Illinois Dreamer Students
Mario A. Godoy

An Illinois bill will require all Illinois colleges to provided funds for financial aid and other resources to help them get their college degree. Ill...

Illinois Dreamer College Bill Passes Executive Committee
Mario A. Godoy

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 t...

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