• DACA Students:
    What You Need to Know Now

    As of January 13, 2018, USCIS has resumed accepting DACA renewal requests in accordance with a federal court order.

    • If you previously received DACA and your DACA expired on or after September 5, 2016, you may file a renewal request. Visit the USCIS website for appropriate forms. ( Informacion en español.)
      • If you previously received DACA and your DACA expired before September 5, 2016, you are not eligible for a renewal; however, you may file a new DACA request.
    • USCIS will not accept DACA requests from a person that never had DACA.
    • USCIS will not accept advance parole (travel) requests.
    • Review DACA Fact Sheet provided by Legal Aid
    • Free legal counseling is available:
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  • Additional Support for DACA, Immigrant and International Students


    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.


     

    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


    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: singlestop@lagcc.cuny.edu
    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


     
    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: lalerner@lagcc.cuny.edu 
    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) 



    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 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: ccarozza@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Refugees

    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.

    Travel

    Travel Advisory: The Executive Order, issued September 24, 2017, limits entry to the United States for certain citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, based on visa type and other factors. Students who are nationals of these countries are strongly encouraged to speak with an immigration attorney before traveling abroad. 

              Brief explanation of Executive Order 
              Executive Order full text (White House press release)  

    If students, faculty or staff are detained trying to enter the United States, or are abroad and need guidance, please call the NY State hotline at 1-888-769-7243. 
     

    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

    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
    info@ny.cair.com


    Statement from LaGuardia’s President, Dr. Gail O. Mellow
    Statement from CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken
    Statement from CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken - A Message On The Executive Order Limiting Entry Into The United States





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

     
    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  
    Email: kawillliams@lagcc.cuny.edu