Tag Archives: Immigration

New Research Guide: Undocumented Students and DACA

DacaGuideUnder the category “Current Events & Controversial Issues,” the library has created this Research Guide on “Undocumented Students and DACA” or “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”. The guide includes a four minute video (second tab) about this immigration program created by Obama in 2012, as well as information to keep informed on current government policies that appear to be threatening the status of the program. 

Tabs include information and articles specific to DACA, links to local and national legal resources (including Centro de Informatcion in Elgin), links to financial and educational resources, a Google news feed on DACA, and how to contact ECC’s Wellness Services department if you need help.

If you know of other related resources send us your suggestions and we will consider adding them to this informative resource.
Keeping your Future Bright at the ECC Library!


–Submitted by Jana Porter, Reference Librarian

Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

Statue of LibertyThe Diversity Visa (DV) program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This program makes 50,000 Green Cards available to people who come from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States through an annual lottery.  Randomly selected winners may bring their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 to the United States.  Entries to the DV lottery must be submitted online to the official U.S. Department of State website. This year’s application period will be from will be October 2 until November 30, 2009.

Please spread the word to anyone you know who may benefit from this program. You can learn more about the DV program and lottery from the U.S. Department of State website.