NYU Immigrant Defense Fund

On November 12, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States will be hearing oral arguments related to the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. After the Trump administration attempted to terminate DACA on September 15, 2017, DACA recipients across the country fear imminent deportation and losing their work authorization in the United States. DACA recipients include NYU community members who have invested in an education at NYU and have contributed to NYU through their labor.

The NYU Immigrant Defense Initiative (IDI) has supported DACA recipients by providing free legal consultations and representation, screenings for other immigration relief and financial aid to pay for the costly $495 DACA application. To this day, all IDI clients who applied for DACA renewals have been successful in their applications.

IDI advises the NYU community to renew their DACA in the event that the Supreme Court rules in favor of the Trump administration and DACA is officially terminated. Please contact IDI at immigrant.defense@law.nyu.edu or 212-998-6435 for support with your DACA application.

As you can imagine, gathering the funds to apply for renewal before November 12, can be extremely difficult for many immigrant students. We are writing to ask you to consider contributing to the NYU Immigrant Defense Fund to help cover these fees for NYU community members. All money raised through this fund will be used to help cover immigration application fees for NYU community members.  

Our goal is to raise $10,000 by November 2019. This will allow us to cover the cost of applications for 20 NYU community members. Every dollar you donate will put us closer to our goal of keeping immigrant families together!

CLICK HERE to make a contribution now (be sure to specify your contribution is for the NYU Immigrant Defense Fund). If you have any questions, you can contact the NYU Immigrant Defense Initiative at immigrant.defense@law.nyu.edu or 212-998-6435.