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.
Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, DACA policy will operate on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017. Please read the Advisory located at the top of this page for specifics. If you have questions and are not sure where to go or finances are precluding you from completing an application, please come by the Dean of Students Office. In addition to the Deans, case manager Yuriana Garcia-Tellez can provide additional advocacy and support for undocumented students. Yuriana’s official start date is next Monday, January 22, 2018. Please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 848-932-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to meet with her or for support addressing other issues related to your Rutgers experience. You can also speak with a Dean during walk in hours Monday-Friday from 1pm-5pm.
Immigration Rights Attorney Jason Hernandez from The Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project (RICAP) is available immediately for a free consultation at email@example.com or 856-225-2302. In addition to individual legal advice, he can assist in preparing the application, and answer questions about these recent developments.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment with one of our attorneys.
Rutgers Immigration Community Assistant Project (RICAP)
Rutgers Law School – Jason Hernandez
Students can also connect to the RICAP through Student Legal Services.
Additional Resources and University Communications
- President Barchi’s Letter to the Community: Clarifying Rutgers’ Position on Protecting Student Rights
- President Barchi’s Letter to the Community: Opportunity to Advocate for Undocumented Students
- FAQ for Undocumented Students
- Student Legal Services
- National Immigration Legal Services Director – New Jersey Organizations
- National Immigration Law Center
- Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
- Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project DACA Advisory
- undocuJersey – Charity Care
- undocuJersey – Health Care Resources
- undocuJersey – Mental Health Resources
- undocuJersey – Medical Resources
- Department of Homeland Security Rescission of DACA Page
- Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project