If you have questions about resources for undocumented students at City Colleges of Chicago, we recommend first reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions for Undocumented Students. También puedes ver estas preguntas en Espanol.
City Colleges of Chicago is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all students. We embrace the wonderful diversity of our student body. We encourage all of our staff, faculty, and students to review the resource guide of the National Immigrant Justice Center as part of an education campaign to Know Your Rights.
Our students' health and safety is our primary concern. Here you will find a document developed by the City of Chicago, Department of Law, that outlines how City Colleges should handle an ICE visit to our facilities, should that occur.
Those in need of assistance are encouraged to contact the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 1(855) HELP-MY-FAMILY, 1(855) 435-7693 or www.icirr.org.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, enables many of our students to move forward with their college and career pathways; we will continue to support all of our students as they pursue their life goals. DACA recipients residing in Chicago can contact the National Immigrant Justice Center for free legal assistance.
The Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center's legal hotline is available to anyone who has questions about DACA: 312-660-1370
Please refer to NIJC's DACA Community Advisory on 4/25/2018 in English and Spanish and the DACA Community Advisory infographic in English and Spanish.
Additionally, the network of community-based organizations comprising the Chicago Legal Protection Fund are working with all seven City Colleges and facilitating trainings and information sessions at the college.
Review the NIJC intake schedule for appointment information
Please consult the Know Your Rights flyer in English and Spanish