TheDream.US is now accepting applications for our National and Opportunity Scholarships. The deadline to apply for the scholarship for next academic year is February 25, 2021. You do not need DACA or TPS to apply! You can apply if you came to the country before November 1, 2015. To learn more, click below
On December 4, 2020, a U.S. district court in the Eastern District of New York ordered that the July 2020 memorandum issued by Chad Wolf, the provisions of which severely curtailed DACA and barred initial applications for DACA, is vacated. What does this mean? On December 7, 2020, the government published a notice on its website that, effective immediately, the government is:
Information obtained from the National Immigration Center. Eligibility criteria obtained from USCIS.
Financial support is available for students at LaGuardia, regardless of immigration or residency status.
US citizens and eligible non-citizens may qualify for federal and/or state aid and should first complete the FAFSA. Complete the FAFSA Form now.
LaGuardia CARES – connects you with federal and state financial resources, legal counseling on campus and local community services. The LaGuardia Community College Foundation - offers you financial support in the form of scholarships, MetroCards, textbooks, and other emergency needs. LaGuardia’s Wellness Center - 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.
Public Charge Rule As of January 27, 2020, “public charge” rule is permitted to go into effect, for now, in New York and most places nationwide. Read more: The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
The City University of New York is closely monitoring reports involving the outbreak of the 2019 coronavirus, and following guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). LaGuardia Community College's Health Services Center (MB-40)
Immigration officers are not permitted to detain or remove a student from campus without a court order.The Immigrant Defense Project has created a set of Know Your Rights infographics (available in both English and Spanish).
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.
December 7, 2020 NY Daily News: ALLAN WERNICK: What you need to know about full restoration of DACA program December 5, 2020 New York Times: ‘They’re Playing With Our Lives’: What Happens Next for DACA’s ‘Dreamers’ December 4, 2020 New York Times: Flaws in Census Count Imperil Trump Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants October 19, 2020 NYS News: Governor Cuomo Announces Actions to Expand Eligibility and Ease Access to Food Assistance for New Yorkers October 16, 2020 Telemundo: Low-income college students can now apply for SNAP (42,000 CUNY students benefit from the new policy.)
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, LaGuardia CARES 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room C-107 Long Island City, NY 11101 Phone: 718-482-5129 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org