If you’re a LaGuardia Community College immigrant student—including undocumented or a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient—and are struggling to make ends meet or facing unexpected financial challenges, the New Americans Fund is here to support and help you stay on track towards graduation. Offered through the LaGuardia Community College Foundation, the New Americans Fund can provide you with a special scholarship to pay tuition, and emergency funds for legal fees, medical bills, childcare, MetroCards, textbooks, and other critical needs.
With questions, contact the LaGuardia Community College Foundation Student Support Center at (718) 482-5930 or email@example.com. Or visit in-person in E-511 Visit the LaGuardia Community College Foundation Scholarship for information about other scholarships.
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.
LaGuardia CARES – 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, 718-482-5930 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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.
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)
January 28, 2020 CUNY Statement: The City University Of New York Is Closely Monitoring Reports Involving The Outbreak Of The 2019 Coronavirus, Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Says January 28, 2020 Star Tribune: Advocates prepare for new wave of confusion over 'public charge' rule for immigrants January 27, 2020 NY Times: Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Wealth Test for Green Cards, The new policy revised the so-called public charge rule, making immigrants ineligible for permanent legal status if they use public benefits like Medicaid and food stamps.
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: email@example.com