Resources to Get Involved
The Obama administration's deferred action program (given by executive order) would provide temporary legal status to almost 1.8 million undocumented young people who were brought to the United States as infants or children. The program helps these young people who otherwise have no legal status to receive a two-year reprieve from being deported, which can be renewed. Individuals qualified under the program can gain the ability to work as well as receive benefits like getting a driver's license and Social Security number, but does not provide a pathway to permanent residents or citizenship.
To learn more about Deferred Action, please click here.
BUDGET CUTS ARE COMING
Governor Quinn delivered his FY13 budget address on February 22, 2012. Following the address, the Department of Human Services held a debriefing with their proposed appropriations. For more detailed information by state agency:
Please reach out to your local media and legislators. Let them know how these cuts will impact your community and the people you support.
Click here to read our Executive Director's (Judith Gethner) testimony before the House Human Services Appropriations Committee.
2011 Illinois Partners Budget Survey: The Impact of the State Budget Crisis
Region 1 - Cook County Budget Impact Fact Sheet
Region 2 - Northern Counties Budget Impact Fact Sheet
Region 3 - North-Central Counties Budget Impact Fact Sheet
Region 4 - South-Central Counties Budget Impact Fact Sheet
Region 5 - Southern Counties Budget Impact Fact Sheet
- Cook County Survey Results
- Northern Counties Survey Results
- North-Central Counties Survey Results
- South-Central Counties Survey Results
- Southern Counties Survey Results