From the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC):
On September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years. This community advisory lays out what this means for DACA recipients, those with pending applications, those who need to renew their DACA, and more.
More information from ILRC:
CCC DACA resources that can be found at www.ccc.edu/undocumented, the City Colleges team, in partnership with non-profit experts, continues to connect those in need of assistance to additional supports, including:
The Chicago Star Scholarship continues to be open to all eligible CPS graduates, regardless of their status.
Many CCC scholarships listed on www.ccc.edu/scholarships are marked with a monarch butterfly to denote availability to undocumented and FAFSA ineligible students.
In addition to other on-campus support for undocumented students, some colleges have student organizations like the Undocumented Student Allies Club at Daley College and the Gateway Club at Wright College. To learn more, contact your SGA representative.
Sensitive Location policy
City Colleges does not inquire about students’ or applicants’ citizenship or immigration status. City Colleges is a "sensitive location" under federal law. CCC must comply with federal, state, and local law, and expects ICE to do so, as well. In the event that ICE were to attempt to come to a City Colleges campus, faculty and staff have been advised to immediately contact their college president and head of security, and allow these individuals to handle the matter directly. For an overview of the federal government's sensitive locations' policy, please see: https://www.ice.gov/ero/enforcement/sensitive-loc.
For a list of all other services and resources available at HWC, please visit: http://www.ccc.edu/menu/Documents/HW_studentresources.pdf.
For students seeking further guidance on how the recent immigration conversation and practices may impact them or are seeking extra support, we encourage you to take advantage of city and college resources, including:
The CCC International Student Office, a good resource for international students studying at CCC. A student's home country consulate should be able to answer specific questions about visas and travel.
The City Colleges EEO Office, which investigates reports on discrimination and harassment at CCC.
The Chicago Legal Clinic at Harold Washington College, which provides students with free legal consultations and appropriate referrals. The Clinic is staffed by a volunteer attorney as well as by law students from local law schools and provides a variety of legal services on a variety of issues including immigration.