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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Information

“At the recent New Student Convocation ceremony I shared that we are committed to welcoming the diverse abilities, goals and experiences of all individuals and that we are equally committed to maintaining access to education in a welcoming, healthy and safe environment. Waubonsee is, and will remain, a place for everyone to experience a full range of quality educational opportunities.” — Dr. Christine Sobek

Read Dr. Sobek’s open letter regarding DACA.

Events

DACA Dialogues
We are holding small group "DACA Dialogue" events in the hopes of learning more about our undocumented immigrant students and their families. You are invited to attend a dialogue (discussion) to share your personal story, your experience, your challenges and your future goals. Through the discussion co-facilitated by Waubonsee counselors, we seek to understand how we can support you and contribute to your student success.

  • Thursday, Sept. 21
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Aurora Fox Valley Campus, Room 205

Know Your Rights
Information Session for Immigrant Families and Supporters

  • Wednesday, Sept. 27
    12:30-2 p.m.
    Sugar Grove Campus
    Student Center, Room 106

Presented by Family Focus Aurora and sponsored by Waubonsee’s Latinos Unidos.
Additional sponsors include the Counseling, Career and Student Support Division; and the Social Sciences, Education and World Languages Division.

Resources

DACA

Need help paying your DACA renewal fees?

Government and Legislations

Education

Community Resources

Contacting Congress

In general, it’s typically better to reach out to your representative over the phone. When you call your Senator or Representative, it’s important that you tell them how you feel. Your voice matters!

U.S. Senators

U.S. Representatives

  • Go to www.callmycongress.com to find your Representative based on your address or
  • Call (202) 224-3121 (United States Capitol) to be connected to your representative or senators based on your zip code. Note: you may be provided with more than one representative based on your zip code. If you do not know your congressperson, please wait to speak to the operator for assistance.

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

  • Call House Speaker Paul Ryan at (202) 225-0600.

Need Help?

We encourage you to take advantage of our free, confidential personal counseling sessions, available at the Counseling, Advising and Transfer Center.