Resources for Undocumented Students

Rutgers University–Newark supports undocumented students in accessing higher education.

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Rutgers University–Newark (RU–N) is committed to ensuring that we remain a place not just open to, but inclusive and fully nurturing of, people of all backgrounds. RU–N reaffirms the university’s commitment to remaining a safe space for all to learn. Our students, faculty, and staff work together and take action on issues of importance to the university and to our greater community. Indeed, this spirit of collaboration is embedded in our strategic plan, which we will continue to implement vigorously so our university remains a place of access and opportunity for students of all backgrounds.

On July 16, 2021, Judge Hanen issued a decision in Texas v. U.S., limiting the DACA program and declaring it unlawful.  While the Biden Administration has vowed to appeal, this disappointing decision again exposes the fragility of DACA and the incontrovertible need for a path to citizenship for American undocumented youth.  Rutgers supports all of its students and reminds those students affected by this decision that you belong here.  

Individuals who had their DACA status approved prior to July 16, 2021, even if now expired, will be permitted to continue participation in the program.  As of July 16, 2021, no first-time DACA request will be approved by USCIS until further notice.  Please view our DACA Resources for more information on this decision, our latest advisory, and links to resources from our partners.

Students, families, faculty, and staff are encouraged to access information on the following topics:In full support of our undocumented students, Rutgers University-Newark would like to pass on information and FAQs issued by The Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. 

Higher Education Access and Undocumented Students
Non-Employment Based Educational Funding Opportunities
Employment Authorization
Guide to Independent Contracting
5 Tips to Get Started as an Independent Contractor
Informed Immigrant’s One-Stop Resource Hub
DACA Renewal FAQs (United We Dream and National Immigration Law Center)
Pocket-sized Know-Your-Rights “Red Cards” to Print and Carry
Frequently Asked Questions about Power of Attorney Document (Bilingual)
Power of Attorney Document Spanish/English (Bilingual)

Key Contacts

Undocumented Student Services

Undocumented Student Services Team
Conklin Hall241
175 University AveNewarkNJ07102

Undocumented Student Services, Intercultural Resource Center 

Jason Hernandez

Immigrant Rights Attorney | Pronouns: He/Him/His/Él
123 Washington StreetNewarkNJ07102

Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project (RICAP)

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