• DACA Updates

    Get the latest from CUNY Citizenship Now!

    You may request consideration of DACA if you:

    • Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
    • Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
    • Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
    • Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
    • Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012, meaning that:
      • You never had a lawful immigration status on or before June 15, 2012, or
      • Any lawful immigration status or parole that you obtained prior to June 15, 2012, had expired as of June 15, 2012;
    • Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
    • Have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

    Information obtained from the National Immigration Center. Eligibility criteria obtained from USCIS.

  • Student standing outside Supreme Court in Washington with DACA Signs Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) demonstrators stand outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

    DACA Tuesdays at CUNY

    CUNY Citizenship Now is dedicating Tuesdays to helping you with DACA. Whether you are applying for the first time or need help with your renewal application, contact us to make an appointment!

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  • Financial Aid, Scholarships and Emergency Support

    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.

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    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.

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  • Additional Support for DACA, Immigrant and International Students

    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: foundation@lagcc.cuny.edu
    E Building Room, E-508

    LaGuardia CARES
    LaGuardia CARES 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: laguardiacare@lagcc.cuny.edu
    C Building, Room C-107

    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. 

    International Student Services Office
    Phone: 718-482-5145
    Email: fsinformation@lagcc.cuny.edu
    B-Building, Room B-117

    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.

    Victim of Harassment or Intimidation

    On Campus
    If you are suffering from discrimination on the basis of any protected characteristic, including ethnicity or immigration status, or you if are suffering from sexual harassment or domestic violence, you should contact Ronald Edwards, the College’s Interim Chief Diversity Officer, to file a complaint.

    Office of Compliance & Diversity

    The following organizations are actively working to protect rights and support immigrants. Visit these websites regularly for new information and guidance:

    Center for the Integration & Advancement of New Americans, Inc.
    If you need to speak with a lawyer, the CIANA organization have attorneys available to assist you with legal/immigration services, and are able to assist clients in several languages.
    31-09 Newtown Ave, Suite 411
    Astoria, NY 11102
    Phone: 718 545-4040

    New York State Hotline
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched a toll-free hotline to report incidents of bias and discrimination across the state. The hotline will bolster the state's efforts to protect New Yorkers and allow those who are the victim of prejudice to file a complaint with the Division of Human Rights. 
    (888) 392-3644 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

    NYC Well is also available for support from trained counselors, call 24/7 at 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355) 

    New York City Commission on Human Rights
    The New York City Commission on Human Rights is charged with the enforcement of the Human Rights Law, Title 8 of the Administrative code of the City of New York, and with educating the public and encouraging positive community relations.

    To file a discrimination complaint with the New York City Commission on Human Rights, please call 311 or (718) 722-3131

    Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
    CAIR–NY counsels, mediates and advocates on behalf of Muslims and others who have experienced religious discrimination, defamation, or hate crimes. Our lawyers work to protect and defend the constitutional rights of American Muslims, thereby supporting the rights of all Americans.
    (646) 665-7599

    Immigration Assistance at Queens Library

  • Do you still have questions about where to turn or next steps?

    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: rmouton@lagcc.cuny.edu