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 June 18, 2019, in the Dept. of Homeland Security v. Regents of the Univ. of CA, the Supreme Court of the United States rendered a decision preserving DACA. In light of this historic decision, RICAP and Undocument Students Services will host a Virtual Town Hall Q&A on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:30PM.

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. 

Students, families, faculty, and staff are encouraged to access information on the following topics:

Education
Higher Education Access and Undocumented Students
Non-Employment Based Educational Funding Opportunities
Employment
Employment Authorization
Guide to Independent Contracting
5 Tips to Get Started as an Independent Contractor
Legal
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

Maria Zamora | Pronouns: She/Her/Hers | Program Manager | maria.zamora@rutgers.edu
973-353-3416
Conklin Hall232
175 University AveNewarkNJ07102

Undocumented Student Services, Intercultural Resource Center 

Jason Hernandez

Immigrant Rights Attorney | Pronouns: He/Him/His/Él
856-225-2302
123 Washington StreetNewarkNJ07102

Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project (RICAP)

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