DACA Resources

Are you or anyone you know participating in the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)? Please share this information with family, friends and peers.

The Mayor’s Office on Immigrant Affairs

Providing free, safe and confidential legal assistance and resources including free legal clinics at locations across New York City.

NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs—DACA

DACA Immigration Legal Clinics (Free)

Ayuda Legal De Inmigración Para DACA (Gratis)

 

Legal Advice

CUNY Citizenship Now!
CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. Our attorneys and paralegals offer one-on-one consultations to assess participants’ eligibility for legal benefits and assist them in applying when qualified.

Action NYC
ActionNYC is for every immigrant New Yorker. It offers free, safe immigration legal help in a network of trusted community organizations and schools.**You must make an appointment to receive services. To make an appointment, call 1-800-354-0365 between 9AM-6PM, Monday – Friday or call 311 and say “ActionNYC”.**

Office for New Americans Hotline
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo established the Office for New Americans (ONA) to assist newcomers to New York State who are eager to contribute to our economy and become part of the family of New York State. The New Americans hotline is a toll-free, multi-lingual hotline. The hotline provides live assistance in more than 200 languages. Anyone can call the hotline for information and referrals, regardless of citizenship or documented status. Calls to the hotline are confidential and anonymous. Contact them at 1-800-566-7636 to get connected with legal services.

 

Get Involved in Advocacy

Macaulay Dreamers
Our purpose is to create a welcoming community for all Macaulay/CUNY students regardless of their status in this country. We want to foster an environment in which they feel like the limitations they may face in different aspects of their lives–academic, professional, and emotional–could be overcome with the proper tools and skills, which we hope to provide through this student club. If you’re interested in joining this group, email macaulaydreamers@gmail.com for more information.

 

Stand with Immigrants
#STANDWITHIMMIGRANTS is a collaboration between the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), The Advocates for Human Rights, UnidosUS, and Pro Bono Net to empower legal advocates and other allies across the United States.

 

New York Immigration Coalition
The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all.  The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

 

Immigration Advocates Network
The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is a collaborative effort of leading immigrants’ rights organizations designed to increase access to justice for immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them.

 

United We Dream
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.

 

Health & Wellness

Meditation at Macaulay
Please join us every Thursday evening from 7pm to 8pm for meditation instruction and group discussion, courtesy of New York Insight Meditation Center and the Department of Immersive and Personalized Education at Macaulay.

The classes are open to students, as well as staff and faculty.  Our aim is to build an inclusive, supportive community dedicated to practicing together and learning how to integrate contemplative techniques into our daily lives.

Together, we can begin the process of loosening our sense of urgent identification with the things that worry us.

The meditation group will meet every Thursday during the Spring and Fall semesters when CUNY classes are in session.

We look forward to seeing you.

Questions?  Email Dr. Mike Lamb at mike.lamb@mhc.cuny.edu

 

Counseling
If you are affected by the recent changes in policy, whether directly or indirectly, you may want a safe space in which to process your experience.  Macaulay students are encouraged to seek out mental health counseling at their home campus, or through Macaulay’s Mental Health & Wellness Center, which provides free and confidential psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation, and referral to outside resources for current students and alumni. Click title above to find more information.

 

NYC Well
If you’re feeling anxious, stressed or depressed – help is available.
It’s normal to feel anxiety and stress. ThriveNYC will give you access to mental health supports in your language. Call 1-888-NYC-WELL, text “WELL” to 65173, or go online by clicking the title above.

 

DACA Policy Change FAQS

We are here to Stay
FAQS: DACA Rescission and Workplace Rights
NYC.Gov FAQs
Homeland Security FAQs

IdNYC
IDNYC is the new, free identification card for all New York City residents, which gives all of us the opportunity to show who we are—New Yorkers. As a government-issued photo identification card, IDNYC secures the peace of mind and access to City services that come from having recognized identification.

Know Your Rights
For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Know Your Rights allows immigrants to prepare for interactions they may have with immigration officials and police personnel.

 

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Veronica Maldonado

Veronica Maldonado
Director of Student Services

Office Location: Macaulay Honors College
Email: veronica.maldonado@mhc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 729-2949(212) 729-2949
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