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.
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.
1. The Supreme Court has heard cases related to DACA. A decision about DACA will be coming soon!
Information to know (Taken from United We Dream):
A. A final decision on DACA from the Supreme Court could come at the latest by June 2020.
B. It is still possible to renew your DACA status.
C. New applications are still NOT being accepted at this moment and advance parole is NOT available.
D. Help immigrant youth stay protected by donating to help pay for DACA renewal fees at DacaRenewalFund.com.
2. ICE raids are still happening and are looking to be increased!
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.