State, City, and CUNY Resources

  • Consider getting an IDNYC card, which is available to New Yorkers regardless of immigration status.
  • New York State has a toll-free hotline where people can report incidents of bias and discrimination. Using this hotline will not affect your immigration status. Call the toll-free hotline at (888) 392-3644 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.
  • The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs is another good resource.
  • CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship.
  • The CUNY Dreamers organize and advocate for equal access to higher education for undocumented students. They also provide a supportive network for such students at CUNY.
  • This website from NYU includes much helpful information on resources and options for immigrants of various statuses.
  • The New York City Commission on Human Rights enforces the Human Rights Law, Title 8 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, and educates the public and encourages positive community relations.
  • CUNY Becas / Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute offers scholarships to CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who meet three criteria: academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to service in the Mexican community. Currently, the scholarship can only be used for tuition and it covers up to $6330 for one year of undergraduate studies (the equivalent of full tuition at a 4 year college), or one semester for graduate studies.

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