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Resources for Undocumented Students


CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. They have attorneys and paralegals offer one-on-one consultations to assess participants’ eligibility for legal benefits and assist them in applying when qualified.

If you or someone you know has been detained, CUNY Citizenship Now! can provide information on an attorney to assist. Click here for more information. If you are a student, faculty, or staff member abroad, you can write directly to if you need assistance. If you must travel abroad, please read this resource for students during any border questioning.

CN!'s Director, immigration attorney Professor Allan Wernick, was a guest on WNYC radio's Brian Lehrer Show (93.9 FM) today at 11:30 (see audio clip below). Professor Wernick has advice regarding two distinct groups of employees, students and others (researchers, visiting scholars and interns) who may need help:

  • For those detained trying to enter the United States, or still abroad and needing guidance, please contact CUNY Citizenship Now! attorney Isabel Bucaram, Esq. by text, phone call or WhatsApp at 646-860-5678. Affected students, faculty and staff abroad can also write directly to CN! will follow up with a phone call if necessary.
  • For affected students, faculty and staff here in the US, regardless of immigrant status, the best advice remains not to travel abroad if at all possible until this is more clarity about ongoing developments. CN! plans to hold a Facebook Live session and create a Facebook page for students to share information and get their questions answered. 
  • Finally, students, faculty, staff--and you--can contact CN! at with questions as they arise.


The Governor's office has also established a number to assist those affected by the Executive Order: 888-769-7243