Casa Immigration Program (CPI, because of its name in Spanish) is a joint effort between Willow Creek Casa de Luz, Willow Creek’s Care Center and other immigration attorneys and their organizations that share a common vision. Our partners have proven to be effective and trustworthy, have established reputations above reproach and have demonstrated a clear motivation to serve the people within their communities. This working partnership aims to provide guidance and support for you and your family as you face the current atmosphere of change and uncertainty on the topic of immigration.
CPI offers free and up-to-date information through this web page and through free workshops on immigration designed provide guidance on topics such as:
• Asylum and refugees
• How to come to the US with a visa and/or by petitioning for a family member
• Best practices to defend yourself before a US Immigration judge
• DACA for college students
• general information about any other Executive Orders changes
Our immigration attorneys will lead workshops on Willow Creek’s premises and will include some or all of the following elements:
• Expository sessions on select topics
• Open Q&A sessions
• Private consultations with immigration attorneys in an atmosphere of honesty and safety to help you determine realistic possibilities for your immigration case
Advocate for Global Engagement, Willow Creek Community Church
“For a decade Casa de Luz has offered a place for Willow Creek’s Spanish-speaking attendees to study the Bible and worship God in their first language. With increasing concerns and questions about immigration, I’m grateful that Lead Pastor Juan Guillen and the Casa staff are offering up-to-date information and legal counsel on this bilingual site. This is a gift to our Spanish-speaking friends as well as to those of us English-only speakers who want to understand the complexities and implications of immigration policy.”
CPI is designed to be an ongoing support program. Every first Tuesday of the month, the Willow Creek Care Center offers you an opportunity to shed some light on your immigration concerns. An immigration expert from World Relief will provide:
• private consultations (by appointment only) 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
• an open Q&A session, 1-2 p.m. in room F184 (may last longer if questions keep arising)
• the appointments for private consultations must be made in person at the Care Center during any of its shifts (sorry, appointments cannot be made over the phone; visit the Care Center’s web site for hours and days of service)
• no appointment is necessary for the Q&A session
• to get to the Care Center, park in lot F and enter through door G; room F184 is down the down the lobby stairs
Remember that you are never alone. If you have questions or concerns on how Executive Orders might affect you, find next steps by contacting World Relief’s Immigration Legal Services at their offices in either Wheaton (630) 462-7660 or Aurora (630) 264-3171.
Free* DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Renewal Clinic)
World Relief DuPage • 1825 College Av / Suite 230 • Wheaton, IL 60187
September 15th or 23rd • 9 a.m - 5 p.m.
World Relief Aurora • 73 S. LaSalle St • Aurora, IL 60505
September 15th or 22nd • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Do you have work authorization under DACA? Does your work permit expire on or before March 5, 2018? If so, you may renew your permit before October 5, 2017 (received, not postmarked by Oct.5) Make an appointment with one of our legal specialists to attend a DACA renewal day.
Appointments: (630) 462-7660 • firstname.lastname@example.org
* World Relief isn't asking for donations for their services, merely asking that each applicant cover the $20 mailing fees.
(1) The Mexican Consulate in Chicago is offering financial assistance to cover the $495 renewal fee for Mexican nationals. Those who are interested must visit the Consulate (204 S Ashland Av.) or call (312) 738-2023.
(2) The Second Federal Credit Union is offering interest free loans to cover the $495 renewal fee. Call (877) 369-2828 or visit self-helpfcu.org for more information..
Mexican Consulate on Wheels
Wdnesday, December 6 through Sunday, December 10
Room B100 (Entrance B, Lower Level)
Casa de Luz will once again host the Mexican Consulate's mobile unit to help Mexican nationals process passports, voter ID cards, "matriculas" and birth certificates. Appointments are required and will be available soon.
Find help through World Relief’s online resources and up-to-date information:
Share the following Spanish PDF’s regarding the most recent Executive Orders:
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