8 Resources Every Undocumented Student Should Know
As an undocumented student, it’s essential that you know that you’re not alone in your fight for an education and personhood in this country. There are so many organizations, law firms, and community centers working hard every day to ensure undocumented students have the right to an education. The key is knowing where they are, what they do, and how to get in touch! Here, we’ve compiled a list of 8 essential resources:
- Renew your DACA here: If your DACA is set to expire, you can still renew until March 5th. Renewal comes with a hefty fee of $495.00, but if it is approved, it secures you 2 more years of protection from deportation.
- NISAPASS provides free professional development services to DACA status individuals - particularly to students/individuals of African descent (the nature of our services is tailored particularly to African immigrants seeking professional development).
- The NALEO Educational Fund toll-free, bilingual hotline, 844-411-DACA - provides “real-time” information and referrals to legal resources in our communities. Hotline’s hours are 11:00 am – 8:00 pm EDT
- Learn about your options for securing a path to citizenship (and find legal help to make it happen) at immi.org
- Use the ACLU’s guide on what to do if an immigration agent is at your door.
- United We Dreams’ MigraWatch Hotline: if you notice immigration agents in your community, call 1-844-363-1423 for support.
- To urge congress to pass the DREAM Act, which proposes a solution that protects dreamers and provides them a path to citizenship, text “WITH DREAMERS” to 30644
Remember that the fight for your right to exist and learn in this country is not over! Do not give up hope and please contact us for more support and resources by texting “WeAreTheDream” to 335577 or visit us at wearethedream.us!