The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign supports and welcomes Undocumented and DACA individuals. We hope that this guide can help individuals in numerous ways. Nothing presented in this guide is legal or medical advice and you should seek official assistance if needed. Thank you.
The goal of this guide is to provide resources and information for Undocumented and DACA students and inform others about immigration policy and what they can do to help Undocumented and DACA students.
Thank you to La Casa, Open Illinois, and the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library for their work and input. This guide would not have happened without them.
The Supreme Court as of June has ruled that DACA still stands!
For information about this decision and what to do if you are a DACA recipient, please view these resources.
1. Immigrant Youth Win!
News article about the ruling.
2. Post-Supreme Court Decision DACA Guidance
Information for DACA recipients that explain what the decision means for their status and applications.
3. "Supreme Court Rules For DREAMers, Against Trump"
An NPR article about the ruling.
Here are resources that discuss what is happening to undocumented and DACA individuals in the United States in relation to the Coronavirus as well as resources to help individuals who are most affected:
1. National Resources for Undocumented and DACA
This is a full list that includes each state and resources to assist Undocumented and DACA individuals in their own state. Highly recommend looking at this first!
2. DACA Updates During the Coronavirus Crisis
Basic information about the virus and the status of DACA being seen at the Supreme Court.
3. United We Dream's News
Everyday updates about government decisions regarding immigration during this pandemic.
4. California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
While mainly based in California, they do offer resources in Spanish and English about rights for immigrants as well as information about food and virus prevention.
5. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
The official United States Immigration website and their policies and response to the pandemic.
6. National Domestic Violence Hotline
As we remain in quarantine, check in and make sure everything is okay at home. If you need help, there are resources and contacts listed here to help you!
7. To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA)
Find help for a variety of topics that you might be experiencing at an elevated point during quarantine. For anxiety, depression, and other serious mental health related topics.
Other Breaking News:
1. ICE raids are still happening and are looking to be increased in regards to international / DACA / Undocumented students.
For information about what to do if ICE comes to your house, you see them in public, or they come to your job, check out United We Dream's "Know Your Power" page.
In English and Spanish, there are guides about your rights and what to do in those various situations.
1. UIUC International Student and Scholar Services
The official UIUC website that discusses latest developments and changes that affect International Students.
2. "International Students Blindsided By ICE Rule Change"
NPR article explaining the latest moves by ICE against students.