Other Legal Resources

Organizations to Watch

The following organizations are actively working to protect rights and support immigrants. Visit these websites regularly for new information and guidance:

Capitol dome and house chambers, Washington, DC

The City University New York has a long-standing commitment to welcoming, protecting and supporting our students, faculty and staff who are foreign nationals, immigrants or refugees.  Read a statement from The Board of Trustees from January 2017, as well as statements about DACA from Chancellor James B. Milliken and The Board of Trustees.

CUNY Legal Resources

CUNY Citizenship Now

CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services. Our attorneys and paralegals offer one-on-one consultations to assess participants’ eligibility for legal benefits and assist them in applying when qualified.

  • CUNY students, faculty and staff from the six countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) affected by the Executive Order with questions about their immigration status and/or travel abroad plans should write to Citizenship Now! at citizenshipnowinfo@cuny.edu.
  • Travel Advisory: For students, faculty and staff in the US from the six affected countries, our best advice remains not to travel abroad until we have more clarity about ongoing developments in the wake of the Executive Order.
  • DACAmented students who already have Advance Parole should consult an immigration attorney before leaving the country.  DACAmented students without Advance Parole no longer have the option of applying for Advance Parole for study abroad or other international travel.  More information for DACAmented students is available on CUNY’s DACA and Study Abroad page.


The CLEAR (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility) project, housed at CUNY School of Law, primarily aims to address the unmet legal needs of Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and other communities in the New York City area that are particularly affected by national security and counter-terrorism policies and practices.

Campus-based Resources


College Contact Email
Baruch Rosa Kelley rosa.kelley@baruch.cuny.edu
BMCC Lily Yi-Elkin lyielkin@bmcc.cuny.edu
Bronx CC Esteban Rodriguez esteban.rodriguez@bcc.cuny.edu
Brooklyn Keisha Simon keishasimon@brooklyn.cuny.edu
CCNY Maribel Morua mmorua@ccny.cuny.edu
CSI Barbara Clark barbara.clark@csi.cuny.edu
CUNY School of Law Sheeja Pillai pillai@law.cuny.edu
Graduate Center and Journalism Linda Asaro lasaro@gc.cuny,edu
Hostos CC Lisanka Soto lsoto@hostos.cuny.edu
Hunter Iris Aroyewun-Birchwood iaroyewu@hunter.cuny.edu
Hunter Barbara Medina (J-1 scholars only) bmedina@hunter.cuny.edu
Hunter IELI Sean Lee sle0114@hunter.cuny.edu
John Jay Inga Mezale imezale@jjay.cuny.edu
KCC Gavin Ireland gavin.ireland@kbcc.cuny.edu
LaGuardia CC Pressian Nicolov pnicolov@lagcc.cuny.edu
LaGuardia ELI Yvette Alphonsus alphonsy@lagcc.cuny.edu
Lehman Phyllis.Proctor phyllis.proctor@lehman.cuny.edu
Medgar Evers Joylyn Phillip-Ndiaye jphillips@mec.cuny.edu
NYCCT Vanessa Villanueva vvillanueva@citytech.cuny.edu
Queens Patrick O’Connell patrick.oconnell@qc.cuny.edu
Queens ELI Erika Guadalupe erika.guadalupe@qc.cuny.edu
QCC Lompeto Efthymiou lefthymiou@qcc.cuny.edu
SPH Pranoya Gosh Pranoya.Ghosh@sph.cuny.edu
SPS Jennifer Lee Jennifer.lee@cuny.edu
York Michelle Sabio msabio@york.cuny.edu


  • New York State has established a confidential toll-free hotline for New Yorkers to report family members, relatives, friends or colleagues believed to be passengers on flights coming into the state, but are missing or believed to be detained: 1-888-769-7243.
  • CUNY students, faculty or staff who are detained at the airport, or are abroad and need guidance, please contact CUNY Citizenship Now! at citizenshipnowinfo@cuny.edu.
  • Citizenship Now! on Facebook