Resources on Immigration

Resources on Immigration – Related Issues for Students and Faculty

This website provides information and resources to current and prospective students and their families regarding services provided at UIS for undocumented immigrants, issues that affect the immigrant community, and related news updates. Whether you are thinking about applying to UIS or are already a student, there are various programs to help you transition to and succeed at UIS. We provide support services – including academic, personal, and financial aid counseling – that can help students balance being a part time/full time student while handling other day-to-day challenges you may face.

Immigration Issues – Information for the UIS Community

Welcome to the Immigration Issues Community Resource Website at UIS. This serves as a resource to all who may need it. Not only does this website contain advice, helpful links, and educational materials, but it will also contain important news updates regarding the status of immigration policy in the United States and Illinois. Click on the following link to view the website.

  • Legal-Related Student Projects and Internships – Classes and Projects 
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    Diversity Center – The Diversity Center is open and ready to advise and support any student, staff, or faculty member affected by the changes to DACA or other immigration policies. Please visit us in 22 Student Life Building or fill out this form.

    What’s New!

    UIS in the News

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    Rescission of DACA

    In Fall 2017, 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.

    Advocacy

    Chancellor Koch signed the American Council on Education letter on behalf of the leaders of institutions of higher learning in support of Dreamers.

    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

    Mental Health

    Know Your Rights/Legal

    U of I Campuses

    U.S. Government