Our national resources page includes comprehensive information on national and community-based organizations that are dedicated to supporting the immigrant community in the U.S.
To better understand both the challenges, resources, and support services available, we dedicate this page to showcase current news, policy information and advocacy related to immigration as well as information about organizations that offer undergraduate and graduate school scholarships for undocumented, DACA and TPS individuals seeking to pursue higher education.
‘Immigrant communities are welcome here’: Philly stands strong on sanctuary as Gov. Abbott sends buses from Texas – The Philadelphia Inquirer
The city's stand has been not only supported but demanded by Philadelphia’s robust network of immigrant-rights groups, who push for action as they take on the day-to-day job of supporting newcomers.
Arizona measure gives non-citizens in-state college tuition – AP News
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters have approved an initiative to extend cheaper in-state college tuition to some non-citizen students, cheering supporters who hope the measure’s passage Monday will help spark momentum for wider immigration reform in Congress.
Information & Advocacy
Effective Oct. 31, 2022, we will accept and process renewal DACA requests and accompanying requests for employment authorization under the final rule, consistent with court orders and an ongoing partial stay. We will also continue to accept and process applications for advance parole for current DACA recipients, and we will continue to accept but not process initial DACA requests. DHS is currently prohibited from granting initial DACA requests and related employment authorization under the final rule due to the Oct. 14, 2022 order issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, which extended its injunction and partial stay to the DACA final rule – USCIS. For the latest information, check out U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services webpage.
The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country's nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS – USCIS. For a list of countries that qualify and updates to the latest information, check out U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services webpage.
The Higher Ed Immigration Portal serves as a vital source of information to help inform federal, state, and campus-level policies and practices at the intersection of higher education and immigration. The Portal is an online hub of resources that brings together partners from across the higher education and immigration fields to centralize and amplify our collective work.
We empower undocumented people to achieve their educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation. Moreover, Immigrants Rising consists of various webinars, presentations and worksheets that have been helpful for undocumented individuals to understand and map out their plans for college and/or entering the work force. Additionally, the organization has its own scholarship database! Check out their website, here.
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country. We create welcoming spaces for young people – regardless of immigration status – to support, engage, and empower them to make their voice heard and win! Check out their website, here.
The mission of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people. Check out their website, here.
The National Immigration Law Center is a center in the United States that "engages in policy analysis, litigation, education and advocacy, to achieve [the] vision" of "a society in which all people—regardless of race, gender, immigration or economic status—are treated fairly and humanely." Check out their website, here.
We champion immigrants, with urgency today — and for generations to come. For over a century, NSC has empowered immigrants and refugees to thrive in our communities and pursue a just future. We provide comprehensive services and supports including legal protections and remedies, health and wellness, education, and employment services and language access. Check out their website, here.
Juntos is a community-led, Latinx immigrant organization in South Philadelphia fighting for our human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants. Check out their website, here.
Immigration Lawyer Resources
A free online resource created by immigrant rights leaders, service providers, lawyers, and technologists from across the U.S. Check out their ‘How to Find an Immigration Lawyer’ guide for information on how to find an immigration lawyer, how to prepare to meet with a lawyer, how to avoid fraud, and more.
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
AILA is a professional association whose members are individual lawyers. This site offers a database individuals can use to search for attorneys located in their area. The site and the information on it should only be used for finding an immigration attorney for legal help.
Scholarships and Fellowships
A free national mobile app that helps undocumented students find scholarships to go to college. Check out their website, here.
A list of scholarships and fellowships that don’t require proof of U.S. citizenship for you! The list has general application eligibility requirements, including education level, region/state, and immigration status (e.g. DACA, TPS, in-state tuition eligibility). Only opportunities with due dates within the next 180 days are shown in the list. Check out their website, here.
The nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. MALDEF’s Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status. Moreover, MALDEF supports law students who seek to further MALDEF’s mission of advancing the civil rights of the Latino community in the United States through their Law School Scholarship Program. Check out their website, here.
Our mission at My Undocumented Life is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented students, their families, and allies (including educators, counselors, and administrators). Check out their scholarships page here.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.
PHD's Peer Engagement and Enrichment Program (PEEP) is a graduate pipeline program for undocumented students pursuing health professions. The program's design supports students with complex immigration statuses such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protective Status. Participants pursue health-related programs such as medical school, physical therapy, nursing, etc. Each profession has barriers: background checks, restrictive admission requirements, and inequitable support in schools.
Immigrants Rising’s Pre-Law Bootcamp is a four-day program designed to provide undocumented young people interested in applying to law school with extra support navigating the process and a community of other pre-law students and legal professionals.
OnlineMastersDegrees.org (OMD) connects students and working professionals with today's best and most affordable master's degree programs available online. OMD also creates and publishes expert-driven content for anyone seeking in-depth information on colleges and universities, degree programs and graduate certificates, financial aid and scholarships, and other areas related to higher education and career growth. Check out their Scholarships and Resources for Undocumented Master’s Degree Students page, here.
ScholarshipsA-Z is a Tucson-based immigrant youth-led organization that works to make higher education accessible to all students regardless of immigration status.
Founded in 1998, Scholarships.com has helped students find money for college and learn about the entire financial aid process. We are among the most widely-used and trusted free college scholarship search and financial aid information resources on the Internet and have been recognized by high schools, colleges and universities nationwide, among others. We’ve built solid relationships with colleges and universities across the country and want to provide students with the opportunity to not only find free money for college and interact with prospective colleges but to be recruited as well.
Financial Literacy Resources
How to Build Credit for Immigrants by MoneyGeek
You’ll learn what you can do to create and maintain good credit as an immigrant, using a range of tools and resources to help establish your financial life in the U.S.
Financial Support and Resources for Refugees Arriving in the U.S. by MoneyGeek
It may take an average of two years, with multiple background security checks, interviews and health screenings, for refugees to settle in the U.S. Once in the States, there are programs and resources available to help you and your family find a new home, stay safe and become self-reliant.
Adulting 101 - What is Credit? Why Is It Important? Handout
As part of Breaking Barriers' Adulting 101 Workshop Series, our What is Credit? Why Is It Important? Handout provides notes on types of credit, what is credit used for, how to build credit and, understanding credit scores and reports. Moreover, our handout includes links to articles and information on college student credit cards--some banks like, Discover allow non-residents to apply using their Individual Tax-Payer Identification Number (ITIN) instead of an SSN--and credit-builder loans, which are reverse loans where you make payments for a designated amount that gets placed in a savings account and the funds become available to you at the end of the loan period (a great way to build credit and save money at the same time!).