We're incredibly proud the U.S. Supreme Court ruling today upholding the basic value of fairness by preserving DACA. There are five current and former CUNY students, including two-time CUNY graduate Antonio Alarcón, who served as co-plaintiffs in the case, carrying the banner for hundreds of thousands of DACA participants nationwide. While we're celebrating today's Supreme Court's decision to uphold DACA, the work to protect immigrants and give them a path to citizenship is far from done.
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.
June 22, 2020NY Daily News: ALLAN WERNICK, Director of CUNY Citizenship Now!: Essential questions on the Supreme Court’s DACA rulingJune 18, 2020NBC News: Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending DACA in big win for DreamersJune 18, 2020New York Times: Trump Can’t Immediately End DACA, Supreme Court Rules April 20, 2020 The Hill: Supreme Court considers DACA recipients’ work on coronavirus frontlines in upcoming case 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: firstname.lastname@example.org