Resources for Undocumented Students (DACA)

As a Catholic and Jesuit University, Fordham values the dignity of all members of the University community. For our entire 175-year history, we have kept faith with the vision of Archbishop John Hughes who founded Fordham to serve immigrants and their sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters. The resources listed below are to aid our undocumented students. We stand with you and will do all we can to be effective advocates for you. Read Father McShane’s statement in support of undocumented students.

UPDATE: February 20, 2017

On February 20, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security issued guidance on the implementation of Executive Order issued on January 25, 2017. Notably the guidance expressly provides that there are no changes to the 2012 and 2014 Executive Orders establishing DACA. Learn more on the Department of Homeland Security website: 

Q&A: DHS Implementation of the Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement
Fact Sheet: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

What is DACA?
Immigration Post-Election Q&A: DACA Students, “Sanctuary Campuses,” and Institutional or Community Assistance
Immigration Equality’s FAQ on DACA

Sensitive Locations

Schools and churches are considered “sensitive locations” by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Sensitive Locations Policy
Sensitive Locations FAQ

Other Statements of Support

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Statement
AJCU 2013 Statement
Pomona Statement
Governor Cuomo’s Open Letter to All New York Students

Local Immigration Legal Services

Bronx
Emerald Isle Immigration Center no fees
Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice no fees

Brooklyn
The Arab American Family Support Center
CAMBA Legal Services no fees
Catholic Migration Services nominal fees

Manhattan
African Hope Committee, Inc.
Catholic Charities Community Services, Immigration Legal Services no fees
City College Immigration Center no fees
City Bar Justice Center no fees

Long Island
CARECEN some have fees
Migration Office of Catholic Charities sliding scale

Queens
Flushing Immigration Center no fees
Justice for our Neighbors (Flushing Office) no fees

Staten Island
Staten Island Legal Services no fees
College of Staten Island, El Centro, and Project Immigration Center at the Help Center no fees

Westchester County
My Sister’s Place sliding scale

Rockland County
Rockland Community Development Council for Immigration Assistance

Catholic Charities also has many services for immigrants.