Pilsen Neighbors and partners hosted the first DACA & Immigration Summit on April 1st, where participants had the opportunity to renew their work permits with guidance from our group of volunteer attorneys. DACA pre-screenings, DACA renewal applications, DACA renewal fee support, and many more were the services available during this Summit.
DACA recipients conversation
Lucy Carrasco, Danali Sánchez, Yoxira Espinoza, and Ana Crespo are DACA recipients who were able to travel to their birth country after applying for the Advance Parole permit.
On Saturday, during the DACA & Immigration Summit, these dreamers shared a bit about how this experience changed their lives and allowed them to reconnect with their roots.
Advance Parole presentation
In addition to the testimonies from DACA recipients about their experiences with the Advance Parole, immigration attorney Carla Casas shared valuable information about what is Advance Parole, how to apply for Advance Parole, and other important items that anyone who is applying for it should know before submitting their application.
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Lastly, we want to thank all our partners for their work and for their commitment to the first DACA & Immigration Summit: Sueños Festival, Consulado de México en Chicago, Richard Daley College, Harold Washington College, City Colleges of Chicago Undocumented Students Services, Illinois Workers in Action, Center for Immigrant Progress, Law Office of Rocio Velázquez LLC, Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors, Greater Chicago Legal Clinic, and CPS Parent University.