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We know students may have questions following announcements regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Dean of Students Office supports all students attending Rutgers University–New Brunswick and is committed to helping students achieve success from admission until graduation. We recognize that there are specific challenges undocumented students face as they pursue their education. This website is designed to share resources and information to help undocumented students make the most of their experience at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. 

As you may already know, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal on the future of the DACA program on November 12th, 2019.  It is possible that the decision will permit the government to immediately stop accepting DACA renewal applications. Our RICAP Immigrant Rights attorney, Jason Hernandez, is recommending students renew their DACA applications before November 12th

All Rutgers students with questions regarding whether to renew their DACA status or who need general assistance and advisement should reach out to Shaeema Alam, Program Coordinator for Undocumented Students in the Dean of Students office. She provides confidential and comprehensive advisement and acts as a university liaison for all students, staff, and faculty on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus.  Please contact her at Shaeema.s.alam@rutgers.edu or 848-932-0602 to schedule an appointment.

Immigration Rights Attorney Jason Hernandez from The Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project (RICAP) is available immediately for a free consultation at jason.c.hernandez@rutgers.edu or 856-225-2302. In addition to individual legal advice, he can assist in preparing the application, and answer questions about these recent developments.

 

Resources 

Counseling and Support 

Those directly impacted by the DACA decision needing support can call CAPS at 848.932.7884 or stop in to 17 Senior Street and ask to speak with the counselor on call. 

 

Legal Questions and Referral Information 

Student Legal Services
Please call 848-932-4529 or email sls@echo.rutgers.edu to make an appointment with one of our attorneys. 

 

Rutgers Immigration Community Assistant Project (RICAP) 

Rutgers Law School – Jason Hernandez
856-225-2302 

Students can also connect to the RICAP through Student Legal Services.

 

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