Skip to main content

Resources for DACA Students: Home

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 City Colleges Wellness Cente

Memorandum on Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Memorandum released from Homeland Security on September 5th, 2017: 
Memorandum on Rescission Of DACA

What Do I Need to Know about the End of DACA?

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.

Download this PDF from the ILRC to understand your rights.

​More information from ILRC:

DACA

CCC Wellness Centers

Harold Washington College Wellness Center provides both group and individual counseling services and referrals for other resources in the community.  

Visit the Harold Washington College Wellness Center or to make an appointment, walk into Room 1041 or call (312) 553-6072.      

CCC Resources

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:

Scholarships

CCC is happy to announce the Monarch Scholarship, a district-wide scholarship that undocumented students will be able to apply for during the next scholarship window. Funds will be applicable for the Fall 2018 semester.

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.

Student Clubs

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.

Additional Resources

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: