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

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

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

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

Provides consultation services for DACA. Call for information.

Latinos Progresando
3047 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago, IL

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

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

Call and leave your name and phone number.

Family Focus Aurora
550 Second St., Aurora, IL

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

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

The Resurrection Project
1818 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL

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

National Immigrant Justice Center
208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1300, Chicago, IL

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

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