Information session on DACA – DAPA

Information session on DACA – DAPA

04/11/2015 ~~ 11 AM to 1 PM ~~ King’s Hall (3rd Flr.)

Doors Open to Public: 10:30 AM ~~ All Ages Welcome

Free Event

The session will provide an overview of the executive actions, eligibility requirements, and how to prepare for the application period.

Event Sponsors: Congressman Mike Quigley, SEIU, Polish Initiative of Chicago (PIC), and the Polish National Alliance’s Amicus Poloniae legal clinic. 

The Copernicus Foundation is proud to provide underwriting through the use of the Copernicus Center facilities for this event.

ABOUT  The Obama Administration’s DAPA and Expanded DACA Programs

On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport certain undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and parents of lawful permanent residents (LPRs). The president also announced an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for youth who came to the United States as children. Under a directive from the secretary of DHS, these parents and youth may be granted a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” These programs are expected to help up to 4.4 million people, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Currently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is not accepting applications for the expanded DACA program for youth or the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. A federal district court in Texas has issued an order that temporarily blocks the DAPA and expanded DACA programs from being implemented. This means that people will not be able to apply for DAPA or expanded DACA until a court issues an order that allows the initiatives to go forward.

However, USCIS continues to accept renewal applications or initial applications from people who qualify under the DACA criteria announced in June 2012.

Much of the information about the DAPA and expanded DACA programs presented in this FAQ is based on what we know about the existing DACA program. We will learn more details (and revise the FAQ) as USCIS issues more information about the programs, including application forms and instructions.

WARNING: Do NOT take advice about your immigration case from a notary public or an immigration consultant. Contact ONLY a qualified immigration lawyer or an accredited representative for legal advice about your case. A directory of legal service providers in your area is available at If you encounter notario fraud, report it at  [source:]


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Public Service Announcement  PAA, Polish American Association, Career help by the PAA
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