Undocumented Student Support
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach stands in unity with our undocumented community here at Texas Woman’s University. We proudly provide supporting sites and resources to students, faculty, and staff on the latest information pertaining to our undocumented community.
These sites provide information on topics such as knowing their legal rights, policy updates, scholarships, and opportunities for undocumented immigrant students to network, connect and advocate in the community regardless of their immigration status.
Here’s what you need to know about DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)(updated 4/26/2018):
- Renewal applications are still being accepted by USCIS, including people whose DACA has already expired.
- NO initial applications (if you are applying for the first time) will be accepted by USCIS
- NOTE: The District Court of Columbia issued a decision on April 24, 2018 about DACA. Initial DACA applications are not yet being accepted. Initial DACA applications will not be accepted until at least 90 days after April 24, 2018 (the day the district court of Columbia issued its decision).
- No applications for Advance Parole based on DACA are being accepted by USCIS.
- Updated Information about DACA can be found here
Please be aware that DACA news is happening very quickly. There are several lawsuits in various stages making their way through the courts. Please check back frequently for updates! And if you have questions, please feel free to reach out to TWU Student Legal Services or you can call 940-898-2968 to set up appointment.
Students may contact the following offices regarding legal questions and concerns, support services, and university scholarships.
- TWU Student Life Legal Services
- TWU Office of Financial Aid
- TWU Counseling and Psychological Services Office
To connect on national scholarships, social advocacy, internships specifically for undocumented students, visit the following websites.
If you need assistance with In-state(Texas) Financial Aid, private scholarships, college access, and finding your Texas House of Representatives, visit the following websites.
Students, faculty, staff can find national updated on immigration, advocacy, policies, worker’s rights, discrimination, work authorization by visiting the following websites.
- Proyecto Inmigrante: For advising and legal services
- Opening Doors International : Advising and legal services
- Family Emergency Communication Plan : provides clear steps to collect and share all necessary information within the family, including guidelines to practice in case of emergency were to happen.
- Video of Know your Rights & Family Preparedness https://youtu.be/VL310jPqWUs
Page last updated 10:21 AM, June 5, 2018