Tuesday, January 20, 2015

JANUARY 2015 Newsletter

JANUARY 2015 Newsletter

Please join us for the 
2015 C-U Immigration Forum Retreat!

  When: Saturday, February 7th from 2pm to 5pm 

Where: University YMCA,1001 S. Wright St, Champaign (Corner of Wright & Chalmers)  

Parking is available behind the building. Refreshments will be served. 

What: Help us to plan and execute programs for making Champaign-Urbana the most immigrant friendly community in Illinois. 


Why: We can do it with your help!
Hope to see you there!

DAPA* Orientation Sessions 
*Deferred Action for Parental Accountability
Tuesday, January 27 from 6pm to 8pm
Urbana Civic Center 
108 E. Water St. | Urbana, IL 61801 

Tuesday, March 10 from 6pm to 8pm
Urbana Civic Center 
108 E. Water St. | Urbana, IL 61801
These DAPA orientation sessions are a good opportunity to get your questions answered about the process by a legal representative and to receive updates. If you attended theDAPA information session on December 2nd at the Urbana Middle School, you do not need to attend the session on January 27 unless you would like to talk to a lawyer. However, on March 10th, please attend as this will be a workshop that will help you prepare for the application process.
DACA* Application & Renewal Clinic
*Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Thursday, January 29, 2015
from 5pm to 8pm
Stratton Elementary School
( In the Library)
902 N. Randolph St. Champaign, IL

Make an appointment* for this event by calling the La Linea helpline at 217-417-5897.

*People with appointments will be preferred. People without appointments are welcome to get more information but cannot be not guaranteed service at the event.

There will be another DACAworkshop in early March after the new application comes out late February 2015. Please review the new requirements under Administrative Relief for this new application (See PDF flyer). 
If you are already eligible for the current requirements or your Employment Authorization Document card expires in approximately 4 to 5 months (during the summer), please make an appointment to attend the January 29th workshop. 
Questions? Need to make an appointment? Call La Linea at 217-417-5897.   

Volunteer Opportunity!

Would you like to assist permanent residents in learning more about U.S. Citizenship and taking the next steps?

On Saturday, March 21, 2015 our partners, the New Americans Initiative team, will host a citizenship workshop to assist people with applying for US Citizenship and they need your help to prepare for this important event! 

Volunteer opportunities include: 
Application Preparation, Meeting & Greeting, Floor Managing, Table Registration, Community Resourcing & More!

Some training is required depending on your volunteer interest.

If your are interested in volunteering, please contact the New Americans Initiative Team today at  217-337-1500 or email us at 
For more information about the New Americans Initiative program, please download the following program flyer (NAI Program Flyer.pdf

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