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The UW Libraries recognizes that many students and researchers on our campus have been affected by ongoing and recent immigration and travel bans. We are a university and library system that is proud to wholeheartedly welcome and support undocumented students of all ethnicities and nationalities. Undocumented students are eligible for state tuition, state benefits, and resources. Below are resources that may be of use to those who are facing legal difficulties with citizenship and movement in and out of the United States. If you are not sure who to contact, a librarian can point you towards further resources. Communication with a UW Librarian is always confidential and we never release any personal information about you to third parties. UW Student Legal Services, as well as community resources below, hold free legal advice and sessions to take advantage of.
In the words of UW President Ana Mari Cauce, "The University of Washington will continue to do everything in its power to support all members of our community. We are proud to be home to students, faculty, and staff from around the world, and we believe strongly in the world as a global community, in the benefits of cultural exchange and the opportunity to learn from people with different backgrounds. Those values are core to our identity and will not change." The university supports all efforts to restore the protections that DACA has provided.
Leadership Without Borders
Community building, leadership and wellness resources for undocumented Students. If you are faculty, staff or student, Leadership Without Borders offers an Undocu Ally Training quarterly.
UW Undcumented Student Resources
A collection of campus resources available to support undocumented students at UW, put together by Leadership Without Border.
Undocu Ally Directory
Leadership Without Borders provides trainings to staff and faculty to best service undocumented students at UW, find a person you can talk to here.
UW Dream Project
Provides information and support to students with undocumented status.
UW Student Legal Services
Student Legal Services (SLS) is the only law office on the UW-Seattle campus that provides confidential legal advice and representation to its students. SLS, located in the HUB, is a program within the Division of Student Life.
UW Admission: Undocumented Student Resources
Get answers to the most frequently asked questions on admissions, financial aid, campus resources and more
UW Financial Aid for Undocumented Students
Find out what funding options are available to you
Office of Minority and Diversity Affairs (OMAD)
Student services academic support, financial aid counseling, and social and cultural events.
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
Federally-funded program providing first-year students from migrant and season farmworker families with financial assistance and support services.
International Student Services
Advises students of the restrictions imposed and benefits accorded by their immigration status
Undocumented Graduate Students
Information for undocumented graduate students, including admissions, financial and registration resources
UW Office of Federal Regulations
Information and updates on how federal policies are impacting UW students
Office of Global Affairs
Information and resources for UW community members concerned about the Executive Order Travel Ban
UW Tacoma & UW Bothell/Cascadia Campus Resources
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Updates news, local legal clinics, resources for DACA recipients
United We Dream
DACA info, mental health resources and ways to take action
Colectival Legal del Pueblo
Building community power for migrant justice through legal services, advocacy and education.
One America With Justice For All
Policy Resources, citizenship clinics, know your rights resources
Leadership development, DACA loan services, summer internships
Washington Dream Coalition
Stay up to date on local and federal policies, resources and clinics
Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs DACA page
Seattle information listing FREE DACA renewal assistance events, renewal funding resources, and legal help for your DACA and immigration needs.
The UW Libraries has a group of library staff that meet regularly to talk through our services and programs in regards to making them more approachable and usable to undocumented folks. For edits, suggestion or questions about this guide, contact Reed Garber-Pearson at rjgp[@]uw.edu.
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