The mission of undocuJersey is to offer events, educational resources, and scholarships for undocumented students and documented students with undocumented parents.
The mission at the My Undocumented Life blog is to provide up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants. My Undocumented Life posts scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DACA, and much more.
A fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives founded in 2006, Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional, and policy transformation. We envision an America where all young people can pursue and complete an education with confidence and without constraint.
The mission of Pre-Health Dreamers is to support undocumented pre-health students. This group serves as a community of students and allies offering peer support and professional development.
The College Board maintains a blog specifically for undocumented students.
Read and/or download this Resource Guide from the U.S. Department of Education.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recipients
Your status as a human comes before your status as a citizen, and we treat you accordingly. We’ll refer you to on-campus support services while protecting your privacy, and you are eligible for a free and confidential consultation with an attorney. Rutgers University-Newark is dedicated to providing our Dreamers and DACA recipients a welcoming and safe environment where we provide you with resources critical to your personal and academic success
On July 16, 2021, Judge Hanen issued a decision in Texas v. U.S., limiting the DACA program and declaring it unlawful. While the Biden Administration has vowed to appeal, this disappointing decision again exposes the fragility of DACA and the incontrovertible need for a path to citizenship for American undocumented youth. Rutgers supports all of its students and reminds those students affected by this decision that you belong here.
Individuals who had their DACA status approved prior to July 16, 2021, even if now expired, will be permitted to continue participation in the program. As of July 16, 2021, no first-time DACA request will be approved by USCIS until further notice.
If you filed a first-time initial application that was not approved before July 16, 2021:
USCIS will hold the application until further notice
If you received a biometrics notice, you should attend unless you receive a cancellation notice
If you have received a Request for Additional Evidence, failure to reply within the designated timeframe may result in a denial of your application – consult with an attorney prior to responding
* If you planned to submit a first-time DACA application, USCIS can still accept this request, but you are encouraged to speak to an attorney prior to filing.
If you are a previously approved DACA recipient:
USCIS will accept and adjudicate DACA renewals until a court orders otherwise
File early! Application processing times are delayed. We recommend filing as close to 150 days prior to expiration as possible
Judge Hanen’s decision does not impact Advance Parole (AP); According toUSCIS’ statementdated July 19, 2021, USCIS will continue to process and grant advance parole to current DACA recipients
Rutgers is here to support you! We encourage any students impacted by this decision or immigration related barriers to reach out to one of our many RUN Student Support Services. If you are not sure where to start, please reach out to the Office of Undocumented Student Services at email@example.com.
All Rutgers students with immigration or DACA-specific legal questions should contact RICAP Immigrant Rights Attorney, Jason Hernandez, at RICAP-Info@law.rutgers.edu or 856-225-2302.
All consultations are at no cost to the student.
Students seeking financial support for the USCIS filing fee should reach out to RICAP for assistance locating emergency funds.[GM1]
*This advisory is dated June 16, 2021, and is subject to change. It is not a substitute for individualized legal advice.