COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

We want to ensure that our immigrant community is aware of internal and external resources available to support you during this time. For any additional questions, please contact Jorge Mena at jmena2@illinois.edu.

INTERNAL

DACA Renewal Assistance

Immigration Law Clinic | University of Illinois College of Law

We encourage students, who are eligible, to renew their DACA and to seek legal counsel by emailing clnic@law.illinois.edu or calling 217.244.9494 to set up an appointment.

Emergency Funding

The Student Assistance Center remains available to assist students, and they serve as the first point of contact for students contacting the Office of the Dean of Students. To schedule a virtual meeting, please call (217) 333-0050 or email helpdean@illinois.edu. Emergency Dean Fund: https://odos.illinois.edu/community-of-care/emergency-dean-fund/

Counseling

Schedule an appointment and connect with a counselor at The Counseling Center by calling 217-333-3704 https://counselingcenter.illinois.edu/emergency/covid-19-resources

Cultural and Resource Centers

Connect virtually with the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR), including confidential advising services related to sexual misconduct via the Women’s Resource Center, womenscenter@ilinois.edu or call 217.333.3137. https://oiir.illinois.edu/news-statements/covid-19-statement

DACA/Undocumented Student Mentors

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | La Casa Cultural Latina

Connect with current students who can assist you with gathering resources, navigating the institution, and provide guidance on scholarship applications by emailing them at undocumentoruiuc@gmail.com

Illinois Coalition Assisting Undocumented Students’ Education (ICAUSE)

This university student organization is made up immigrant students and allies. They focus on representation, resource gathering, and empowering the immigrant community. To connect with them, email icauseuiuc@gmail.com

EXTERNAL

Statewide Tools | Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Useful tools and information for immigrant families in the State of Illinois including Covid-19 support, information on responding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and getting legal help: https://www.icirr.org/immigrant-community-resources

Food Distribution

Chicago | Greater Chicago Food Depository: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food/

Champaign-Urbana | Community Resource Guide is a collaborative effort between School of Social Work and UniPlace Christian Church: rb.gy/w1krcx

University YMCA

COVID-19 Resources for Immigrants in Champaign County including La Linea Immigrant Helpline and the New Immigrant Welcome Center Immigrant Relief Fund. https://universityymca.org/coronavirus/

Income and Career Alternatives for Undocumented Students (Webinar)

Immigrants Rising https://immigrantsrising.org/

National COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Immigrants (English and Spanish)

UndocuScholars – Foundation for undocumented people, led by undocumented people. https://www.undocuscholars.com/covid19

National Updates on DACA

National Immigration Law Center (@NILC) https://www.nilc.org/issues/daca/