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National, state, and social media resources for undocumented and DACA-mented students

National Organizations

iAmerica is a national campaign driven by diverse organizations, created to offer informational tools and interactive opportunities for immigrants and their families to become full participants in our nation's democracy. View "You Have Rights" Infographic (PDF).

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU website provides material and information regarding your rights in a variety of situations.

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.

National Immigrant Justice Center
Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. With offices in Chicago, Indiana, and Washington, D.C., NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in blending individual client advocacy with broad-based systemic change. 

State Organizations

Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC)
IACAC created the College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students in 2009 designed for students, parents, high school counselors and others working to support undocumented students. 

Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
The ICIRR is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society. 

Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
ISAC provides some information regarding resources that may be available for financial assistance in Illinois. 

Social Media Resources

Dreamers and Allies
This page is intended to share information about undocumented and DACAmented student issues, promote advocacy, and support undocumented and DACAmented students on the path to college and beyond.

My Undocumented Life 
Our mission at My Undocumented Life blog is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers

United We Dream
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. They organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.

Off-Campus Scholarship Resources

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