DACA Resources

Resources for NIU Students

This list has been compiled by NIU Students’ Legal Assistance for the benefit of NIU students seeking information and/or aid in renewing DACA. It is not intended to be legal advice. If you have a question and would like to schedule an appointment, please call Students’ Legal Assistance at 815-753-1701.

DACA Renewal Workshop
Latino Resource Center

Saturday, September 23, 8 a.m.-noon
The workshop is free and legal fees are being waived. You have to pay for application.


Instituto del Progreso Latino
2520 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
773-890-0055

Provides free consultations only regarding DACA work permit renewals
$495 money order necessary for renewal fee


Jewish Child & Family Services
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700, Chicago, IL
312-357-4666

Provides help with renewals on a sliding scale based on student's financial situation. Call to schedule an appointment in Chicago or northwestern suburbs.


Centro de Informacion
28 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
847-695-9050

Consultations are $40. Immigration counselors are available. Get help with renewals. Walk-in appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Centro Romero
6216 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL
773-508-5300

Provides consultation services for DACA. Call for information.


Latinos Progresando
3047 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago, IL
773-542-7077

Renew DACAs - October 3 expiration date needs to be March 5. Bring a copy of your previous application.
$230 for service 
$495 money order necessary for renewal fee
Tues-Fri 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat 8:30 a.m.-noon


Chicago Legal Clinic
1914 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL
773-731-1762

Initial consultation $50
Appointments Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Mano a Mano Family Resource Center
6 E. Main St., Round Lake Park, IL
847-201-1521

Call and leave your name and phone number.


Family Focus Aurora
550 Second St., Aurora, IL
630-256-7017

September 14 and 16 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Charge for services $175; money order or check made payable to Family Focus
Renewal fee $495; money order payable to the US Department of Homeland Security
$10 for postage (cash only)
Bring 2 passport-sized photos, a photo ID, work authorization, copy of prior application, copy of approval letter


World Relief DuPage/Aurora
73 S. La Salle St., Aurora, IL
630-906-9546

Charge for services $180
Renewal fee $495
Check website for upcomong information sessions.


The Resurrection Project
1818 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL
312-666-1323

Charge for consultation $100
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays at 1801 S. Ashland, Chicago, IL
312-880-3062


National Immigrant Justice Center
208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1300, Chicago, IL
312-660-1370

DACA services provided on Tuesdays. Call or email nijcild@heartlandalliance.org to set up a meeting.


Catholic Charities
205 W. Monroe St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL
312-427-7078

Charge for assistance with renewal $250
Please note: if you fell out of status before September 9, your status will not be renewed.