DACA Update



On January 09, 2018, a judge in the California federal court ordered that the administration must continue to accept DACA renewal applications as it was doing before September 5th. The following is the information available:


  • Renewal applications will be accepted following previously established guidelines..
  • Renewals for individuals currently with DACA will be accepted.
  • Initial applications for DREAMers who have never applied for DACA will not be accepted.
  • Each case is reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Application fee $495

Applications for individuals with expired DACA

  • If DACA expired after September 5, 2016 a renewal application can be presented
  • If DACA expired before September 5, 2016 an initial application can be presented and must include:
    • Proof of continuous presence in the U.S. since June 15, 2007.
    • Proof of entry to the U.S. before the age of 16.
    • Proof of education status.


  • This decision is not permanent.
  • The Trump administration has challenged the decision in an effort to reverse it.
  • If you chose to apply for renewal, you should do so immediately.
  • Legislation like the Dream Act is the only permanent solution.

Consult with an attorney or trusted legal service provider 

  • Understand your legal options.
  • Find out if you might be eligible for a permanent immigration benefit.
  • Call The Resurrection Project’s Immigration Hotline at 312-666-3062.

Please visit our DACA Renewal Clinics hosted every Saturday at 9am at 1805 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL.

If you are a DACA recipient and need help renewing your DACA please call 312-666-3062, or email Rocío Pulido at rpulido@resurrectionproject.org.

Renew Your DACA

These are the documents that you to renew your DACA:

Here is a DACA Renewal Checklist in English

Aquí es una DACA renovación lista de verificación en español

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.