DACA services

DACA Services

On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration rescinded the memo that had established the DACA program. The following will be effective immediately:


  • USCIS will no longer accept initial applications for DACA.
  • Any initial applications received before September 5, 2017 will continue to be processed on a case-by-case basis.
  • USCIS will process DACA Renewal requests for work permits that expire before March 5, 2018. The DACA Renewal requests must be submitted by October 5, 2017.

Work Permits

  • Work permits are valid until their expiration date.
  • You have no obligation to inform your employer that DACA has ended.
  • Your employer does not have the right to fire you, put you on leave, or change your work status until after your work permit has expired.

Advance Parole

  • New advance parole applications will not be accepted
  • Pending advance parole applications will be closed and fees will be refunded
  • DACA recipients should seek legal assistance before traveling abroad if they have already been granted advance parole

Social Security Numbers (SSN)

  • Your SSN is a valid SSN number for life, even after your work permit and DACA approval expires.
  • You can use your SSN for education, banking, housing and other purposes. Your SSN contains a condition on it that requires a valid work permit to use it for employment purposes.
  • You can use your SSN to pay taxes including on consulting income


If your DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 please seek out legal assistance immediately. Your application for DACA renewal must be received by USCIS by October 5, 2017. Please visit our DACA Renewal Clinics (below) or our DACA Tuesday Sessions (also below.)



We offer information on Second Federal’s “Dreamer Loan” to help pay for your DACA renewal application fee. If you are unsure about being able to afford renewing your DACA, or have questions about finances as whole, a member of our Financial Wellness Department also attends all workshops and can assist you.

If you have any questions about DACA services, please contact 312-666-3062, or Rocío Pulido at rpulido@resurrectionproject.org or call 312-763-3487

Prepare for DACA

These are the documents that you to renew your DACA:

Here is a DACA Renewal Checklist in English

Aquí es una DACA renovacio:n:lista de verificación en español

At our sessions we will tell you how to access all of the necessary documents for DACA, but, if you want to get a head start, here is how to access your CPS transcript.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about DACA.


  • Everyone, regardless of their status, has constitutional rights before immigration authorities.
  • Consult with an attorney or trusted legal service provider to understand your legal options and if you might be eligible for an immigration benefit. Find low-cost immigration legal services: Call The Resurrection Project’s Immigration Hotline at 312-666-3062.
  • Follow The Resurrection Project on Facebook for updated information.
  • You are not Alone! Call 1-800-345-9049 (voice) to talk with someone if you’re feeling depressed or anxious or if in Crisis text “Hello” to 741741TM.
  • Avoid fraudulent service providers: confirm their credentials, ask for a written contract and a receipt for any payments, and if you have doubts, get a second opinion.
  • Avoid negative contact with law enforcement. If you have a criminal record, consult an expert. Certain convictions can be changed to lessen the impact on a future immigration case.