The City University of New York was founded on the principle of equal access and opportunity. LaGuardia’s longstanding commitment to welcoming, protecting and supporting our students, regardless of immigration status, has not wavered since our founding. We remain committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and will steadfastly continue to offer a welcoming environment for students of all backgrounds. LaGuardia Community College will take any steps available under the law to protect and support our undocumented students. Should you or a family member have concerns about your immigration status or safety, we urge you to avail yourselves of the resources and services listed below. Continue to check back on this page as information is continuously being updated.
Green Card Holders
CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. Our attorneys and paralegals offer one-on-one consultations to assess participants’ eligibility for legal benefits and assist them in applying when qualified.
New York Immigration Coalition: Provides list of authorized nonprofit immigration legal service organizations. Immigrant Legal Resource Center : Offers immigration attorneys with expertise in family-based immigration, humanitarian relief, naturalization and citizenship, immigration enforcement, and removal defense. Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) : Find attorneys who provide immigration services at low or no cost.
F1-Visas - Current Students
LaGuardia International Student Services Office assists international students who hold F-1 visas in their cultural and educational transition to the College. The office provides advising and support services to students with immigration, academic, financial, personal and cross-cultural issues to help them reach their educational goals. Contact: International Student Services Office Larisa Lerner, Coordinator Phone: 718-482-5145 Email: email@example.com B-Building, Room B-117; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. (closed Friday- Sunday)
New York State Emergency Hotline Governor Cuomo has established a hotline to offer assistance to refugees left in vulnerable situations at New York airports. To report loved ones who are passengers on incoming flights and believed to be missing or detained, please call 1-888-769-7243.
CUNY Legal Resources
Travel Advisory: For students, faculty and staff in the US from the seven affected countries, our best advice remains not to travel abroad until we have more clarity about ongoing developments in the wake of the Executive Order. If students, faculty or staff are detained trying to enter the United States, or are abroad and need guidance, please contact CUNY Citizenship Now! attorney Isabel Bucaram, Esq. by text, phone call or WhatsApp at 646-860-5678.
Foundation Emergency Fund (Current Students Only) The LaGuardia Community College Foundation offers opportunities for financial support in the form of scholarships, MetroCards, textbooks, and other emergency needs. LaGuardia Community College Foundation Phone: 718-482-5610 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org E Building Room, E-508
Single Stop Single Stop USA, which helps students overcome financial barriers by connecting them with federal and state financial resources, and local community services. Financial assistance can take the form of daily living expenses based on eligibility. We have FREE legal and financial counseling, free tax assistance through April, healthcare and other services. All students receive a free benefit screening.
Phone: 718-482-5129 Email: email@example.com C Building, Room C-107
Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday from 9 AM to 5 PM *Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM *subject to change
On Campus If you are on campus and feel your life is in imminent danger, call 718-482-5555 or visit your nearest Public Safety office for assistance.
Off Campus If you are feel your life is in imminent danger, call 911 immediately.
On CampusIf you are the victim of religious, race, or sexual harassment, there are several resources both on and off campus that will help you file a complaint. Christopher Carozza Office of Compliance & Diversity Phone: (718) 482-5088 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can reach out to Karen Williams, regardless of immigration status, to help direct you to appropriate resources both on campus and in the community.
Karen A. Williams, Ed.D. Deputy to the Vice President, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room C-317 Long Island City, NY 11101 Phone: 718-349-4018 Fax: 718-609-2031 Email: email@example.com
To reach Karen Williams 24/7 you can call her at (212) 537-6978