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Resources for DACAmented and Undocumented Students

DACA Update After Supreme Court Decision — July, 2020

Immigrants Rising: Life After College Guide — valuable information, tips, and resources to help undocumented students navigate life after graduation.

Ways to Get Involved for DACA and Undocumented Students

United We Dream (UWD) Groups
The largest immigrant youth-led community in the country — join a local UWD affiliate to get involved in your community.

My (Un)Documented Life blog contributors
Guest contributors to My (Un)Documented Life blog

We Are Here to Stay
Create local grassroots campaigns to create sanctuary in your city. Fake ID, Real Impact
Encourage undocumented students to apply to college by sharing scholarship resources that don’t require legal status or a social security number. Print out our scholarship resources list and place it in high-traffic areas in your school. Pride Over Prejudice
Post a selfie online with where your family is "from" along with a powerful myth-busting caption to add to our Solidarity Wall.

Legal Resources

The National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
NILC is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.

Immigrants Rising
If you are undocumented, have DACA or TPS, the first step to taking control of your future is finding out about your options. The Immigration Law Intake Service is a free, anonymous and personalized online service staffed by legal service professionals that helps you learn about your immigration options.

Immigration Equality
Has a variety of helpful resources, with a special emphasis on LGBTQ individuals.

College Application Resources

College Greenlight’s College Options for Undocumented Students

Higher Dreams Private College Policies on DACA and Undocumented Students

My Undocumented Life
Blog on Private Colleges that Accept Undocumented Students as Domestic Students

Student Resource and Empowerment Center

Financial Aid Resources

College Board’s FAQs on Paying for College for Undocumented Students

Get Me to College School Financial Aid Policies towards Undocumented Students

Higher Dreams State by State Overview of DACA Financial Aid Politics

Local Resources

Catholic Charities of Providence - Office of Immigration and Refugee Services
Office of Immigration and Refugee Services

Office of Immigration and Refugee Services staff provides refugee resettlement services. The organization provides immigration legal services, assists completing forms, filings with USCIS, and with representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

Catholic Charities of Providence - Project Hope/Proyecto Esperanza
Project Hope/Proyecto Esperanza

Catholic Charities of Providence's Project Hope provides individuals and families with basic necessities such as food, rent, and medicine. In addition, immigration information, assistance, and representation is available for those who may need these services.

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island - Citizenship and Immigration Services
Citizenship and Immigration Services

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island provides programs and services for immigrants, refugees, and those who need it most in the community.

Progreso Latino, Inc.

Progreso Latino is one of four organizations accredited by the Department of Justice to provide legal immigration services- They help complete forms, assist with filings with USCIS, and with representation at Asylum Interviews.

Sojourner House
Immigration Advocacy

Sojourner House is the only domestic and sexual violence agency in Rhode Island to be recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals to represent clients in their immigration cases, including, but not limited to, "U" Visas and VAWA self-petitions.

The Economic Progress Institute

This resource includes medical assistance, health insurance information, know your rights, food assistance, utilities, housing eviction information, USCIS offices update, and public charge information.

Fuerza Laboral

Fuerza Laboral is a workers' rights center in Central Falls, Rhode Island whose mission is to shift the balance of power in our economy towards labor by educating, training, and organizing workers to become community leaders

Refugee Dream Center

The Refugee Dream Center is a post resettlement refugee agency. The Refugee Dream Center does referrals, social level assistance, and skills development such as English language education for adults, health promotion and cultural orientation, youth mentoring, and case management.

Latino Policy Institute  

The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams works to stimulate public policy discourse by examining and communicating the evolving experiences of the Latino community in Rhode Island. LPI is committed to educating, activating, and motivating community members and stakeholders to ignite positive change in the lives of all Latinos.

AMOR RI- Alliance to Mobilize our Resistance
Facebook Page

AMOR is building a rapid response network in Rhode Island and provides many resources and services, including immediate legal services to protect people from ICE and other law enforcement agencies, support for victims of hate crimes and state sponsored violence, and a network of sanctuary housing.

ACLU – American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island

The American Civil Liberties Union is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to upholding and protecting the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. 

COVID-19 Resources

Dorcas International
weR1 Rhode Island Relief Fund- For those unable to access benefits based on Immigration Status

The weR1 Rhode Island relief fund will provide direct cash assistance to Rhode Islanders who are unable to benefit from most public programs and emergency relief efforts due to their immigration status.

Get healthcare:

Hospital care:

Seeking care: Anyone, regardless of immigration status, can seek healthcare at hospitals, emergency departments, and health centers If you have symptoms of COVID-19, call first before showing up at the facility.

Charity Care: If you need care at a hospital, ask about the hospital charity care’ program and request an application

Emergency Medicaid: If you are in need to of emergency services at a hospital (in-patient or emergency room) but are ineligible for Medicaid solely because of your immigration status, you may nevertheless be eligible to have Medicaid pay the hospital bills. The hospital will help you apply.

Health insurance: Medicaid coverage for undocumented pregnant women is available, regardless of immigration status, as long as income and state residency requirements are met.

Page last updated: December 01, 2020