An estimated 11,000 undocumented immigrants brought into the U.S. when they were young showed at Navy Pier in Chicago. Many of them brought proof they were in the U.S. between a certain time so that they may be eligible for “deferred action” and are applying for U.S. citizenship using form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
At Navy Pier in Chicago the response and attendance has been overwhelming.
At the Navy Pier event volunteer attorneys were on hand to assist people with applications. Public officials including Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) were on also hand. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, who organized the event, had to turn people away. There will be planned events in the future.