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  • US Supreme Court rules Executive Order 13780 is constitutional

    On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court today announced its 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii to uphold the restrictions set in place by Executive Order 13780, but the court also sent the case back to the lower courts “for such further proceedings as may be appropriate.” The majority opinion stated that the Proclamation is “squarely within the scope of Presidential authority under the INA (Immigration and Nationality Act).” The court had previously allowed the travel ban to go into effect while the justices deliberated on Trump v. Hawaii, and this decision means it will remain indefinitely.

  • DACA Update

    March 5th, 2018, marks the "deadline" the current administration gave Congress to have a legislative bill for DACA recipients. It is important to know that today is NOT a deadline for DACA. DACA recipients may continue to renew their DACA. "On January 9, 2018, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction requiring the federal government to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program on a nationwide basis by allowing individuals to submit applications to renew their enrollment in DACA, subject to a few exceptions."


  • DACA Update

    On February 9, 2018, Congress passed another short-term funding bill, which will keep the federal government operating through March 23. While the bill included an agreement to raise overall funding levels, we were disappointed that it did not address DACA. The Senate is scheduled to consider immigration legislation addressing DACA, and related issues, the week of February 12. We will continue urging Congress to ensure, at a minimum, that DACA protections are codified in law, and we hope the Senate and House will quickly reach a bipartisan agreement that provides certainty to these talented men and women who offer our country so much promise.


  • DACA renewals are now being accepted again at USCIS

    Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on September 5, 2017.

  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) updates from USCIS Official Website

    Two recent updates to the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for Haiti and El Salvador.


  • Illinois Joins Big Ten Peers in Urging Congressional Action in Support of DACA Students

    This week, Chancellor Robert J. Jones and fellow Big Ten leaders have urged members of Congress to enact policy in support of students in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read their letter to congressional leadership. 

  • December 4, 2017 Supreme Court Decision on Executive Order Limiting Immigration

    On December 4, the United States Supreme Court ruled to allow the third version of the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges continue.

  • Executive Order 13780 update

    Enhancing vetting capabilities and processes for detecting attempted entry into the United States by terrorists or other public-safety threats. Expansion to North Korea, Chad, and Venezuela.

  • October 9, 2017 - Recent Changes on Immigration

    Recently there have been changes on immigration from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that affect the Illinois community. 

  • DACA update

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)

    On October 5, 2017, the US Citizen and Immigration Services stopped receiving DACA renewal applications. Individuals with DACA and associated work authorization that expire after March 5, 2018, are no longer eligible to submit a renewal request. However, their current DACA and work authorization will remain valid until they expire, unless otherwise terminated or revoked.