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As the student population has become more diverse and the increased enrollment reflects this diversity at SIU Carbondale, the Student Multicultural Resource Center serves as a catalyst for inclusion, diversity and innovation. We look to foster an environment where all campus members are respected and welcomed. As the Center continues its work, we are here to ensure that you think, grow and succeed. We welcome you and invite you to explore our website. We encourage you to stop by the Center, located in Grinnell Commons, to see the resources available and discover ways you can get involved on the campus. Come visit us.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS

YOUR DACA IS VALID UNTIL ITS EXPIRATION DATE

DACA and work permits (Employment Authorization Documents) will remain valid until its expiration date.  To determine when your DACA and work permit expires, look at your I-795 Approval Notice and the bottom of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

NO NEW DACA APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) no longer will accept or process first-time applications after September 5, 2017.

ADVANCE PAROLE TO TRAVEL ABROAD IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will no longer grant DACA recipients permission to travel abroad through Advance Parole.  Any pending applications for Advance Parole will not be processed and DHS will refund any associated fees.

DACA ISSUANCES AND WORK PERMITS EXPIRING BETWEEN NOW AND MARCH 5, 2018 MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR RENEWAL BY OCTOBER 5, 2017.

If you have a permit that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, you must apply for a two-year renewal of your DACA by October 5, 2017.

ANYONE NEEDING ASSISTANCE IN FILING DACA ISSUANCES AND WORK PERMITS

Please contact Becca Tally, the Co-chair of Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project

618-713-7582

becca.tally@gmail.com

HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS?

Please contact Dr. Rene Poitevin, Coordinator, Hispanic/Latino Resource Center

618-453-2126

rfpoitevin@siu.edu

DACA Students:

Do not carry around your passport

  1. Carry state or city issued ID
  2. Ensure  a trusted person has your alien registration number
  3. Keep all immigration documents in a safe space
  4. Memorize the phone number of a trusted family member or friend

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