Resources on Immigration-Related Issues for Students and Faculty

Recent Developments

Click here to view a video about how recent changes in immigration policy are affecting the UIS community.

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Rescission of DACA

Recently, the White House has formally announced the decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, affecting nearly 800,000 people who were brought to the US as children. While we are just beginning to understand the full impact of this announcement, and the uncertainty created by it, this threat to our undocumented and DACA students is a call for us to support, listen to, and advocate for them.

The Diversity Center is open and ready to advise and support to any student, staff, or faculty member affected by the recent news about DACA. Please visit us in 22 Student Life Building or send an email to sophia@uis.edu.

The Counseling Center also welcomes all students who may be suffering emotionally as a result of their immigration status to set up an appointment with a counselor. You can set up an appointment in person in 64 HRB, by phone at 206-7122, or by email at counseling@uis.edu.

The UIS Access and Equal Opportunity Office is a resource for all victims of discrimination based on law and University policies. The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms.

The University of Illinois will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, genetic information, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs and activities.” Students, faculty, staff, and members of the public should direct inquiries and complaints to the UIS Access and Equal Opportunity Office, (217) 206-6222; 491 Public Affairs Center, aeo@uis.edu.

Advocacy

Chancellor Koch signed the American Council on Education letter on behalf of the leaders of institutions of higher learning in support of Dreamers. To view a copy of the letter, click here.

Past Events

The Immigration Project hosted a DACA renewal clinic on Friday, September 29th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Christ the King Church on 1930 Barberry Dr. in Springfield. For more information about the Immigration Project’s services, click on this link.

Resources

Financial

Illinois Dream Fund

Victor A. and Daisy A. Juarez Scholarship

Mental Health

Guide for Allies: Stress Related to Immigration Status

Know Your Rights/Legal

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

John Jay College College of Criminal Justice

Law Professor Blog Network

National Immigrant Justice Center

One Chicago

 

U of I Campuses

University of Illinois Chicago

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

U.S. Government

U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services one-pager