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.
7/13/19 - Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Emphasizes University’s Unwavering Support For Students Who Are Undocumented
In response to the threat posed by the current administration, The Immigrant Defense Project has created a set of Know Your Rights infographics (available in both English and Spanish).
Immigration officers are not permitted to detain or remove a student from campus without a court order.
DACA renewal applications are being accepted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. No new applications are being accepted for those who have never had DACA.
Entry to the US is banned for certain international citizens; consulting with an immigration lawyer prior to travel is advised.
NY DREAM Act gives undocumented and other students access to New York State‐administered grants and scholarships that support their higher education costs. The NY DREAM Act opens the doors of higher education to thousands of students, providing access to the new Excelsior Scholarship, the Tuition Assistance Program, as well as other state‐administered scholarships that were not previously available to them.
Queens Public Library offers free citizenship classes for new Americans and prospective citizens. Learn your rights, the realities of the immigration process, prepare for the citizenship exam, and receive support from experienced lawyers and staff. Follow the link below to request an appointment or more information.
If you or a family member are worried about your immigration status or your ability to stay in school, we urge you to check out these resources and services. Single Stop – Room C-107, 718-482-5135 – connects you with federal and state financial resources, legal counseling on campus and local community services. The LaGuardia Community College Foundation – Room E-511, 718-482-5010 – offers you financial support in the form of scholarships, MetroCards, textbooks, and other emergency needs. LaGuardia’s Wellness Center – Room C-249, 718-482-5471 – offers free confidential counseling on campus. LaGuardia’s Student Information Center – Call 718-482-5935, email email@example.com, or visit the M-Building Lobby.
You can reach out to Rhonda Mouton, regardless of immigration status, to help direct you to appropriate resources both on campus and in the community.
Rhonda Mouton Program Director, Single Stop 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room C-107 Long Island City, NY 11101 Phone: 718-482-5129 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org