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The Division of Student Affairs has created resources for undocumented prospective and current students, and their families.
The Undocumented Student Resources was created to ensure that Northeastern provides our undocumented students with the tools and resources they need to successfully pursue their education and to provide faculty and staff with information and resources to better assist undocumented students and their families.
Please click on the link below to access the Undocumented Student Resources or read below.
Northeastern is committed to doing everything in its capacities to ensure that all students, faculty and staff feel safe in our community, that you have as much knowledge as possible regarding how the U.S. President’s executive order may or may not affect you, and that you are aware of the University resources available to you during this distressing time.
About the executive order
The executive order, signed on January 27, 2017, called for the immediate suspension of the issuance of visas and other immigration benefits for 90 days for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, as well as the immediate suspension of refugee admissions for 120 days for nationals from these seven countries. Upon implementation of the order, some visa holders—including Permanent Residents—were temporarily detained at airports across the U.S. for “additional scrutiny.”
Who may be affected?
- Foreign nationals holding passports from the seven identified countries who entered or are intending to enter the United States after receiving visitor (B), student (F or J), or employment visas (H).
- All foreign nationals, regardless of country of origin, who entered or are planning to enter the United States through the refugee resettlement program (USRAP).
Please note that these University recommendations do not constitute legal advice. Members of the University Community affected by the executive order are encouraged to seek legal counsel to discuss individual circumstances.
- Northeastern recommends that all directly affected or otherwise concerned individuals contact one of the appropriate offices at the University for more information, especially before making any plans to travel outside the United States.
- We further recommend that any and all individuals attempting to enter the United States at this time who are being detained try to remain calm and comply with Customs and Border Protection officer requests for additional information.
- We strongly recommend, however, that individuals being detained do not sign any official documentation until you have had the opportunity to speak with legal counsel, which is your right under the law.
Support for our University community
Northeastern is here to help and support you in any way we can. Below are some of the services and resources you might wish to contact or recommend to other members of the University community.
- The Office of International Programs will provide updated information as it becomes available with regard to visas, travel recommendations and status. (773) 442-4796, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The University Police will continue its practice not to arrest or detain someone solely on the belief that the person is not a legal resident of the U.S. Additionally, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will not be permitted to use University Police facilities or equipment to question someone based solely on their immigration status.
- Student Health and Counseling Services offers counseling services to currently registered Northeastern students. (773) 442-4650, email@example.com
- The Dean of Students Office works with the University community to advocate, support, adjudicate and educate Northeastern students that are involved in incidents or circumstances where intervention is necessary to protect, correct and/or provide due process to find meaningful solutions. (773) 442-4610, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs develops and provides programming and initiatives in a welcoming environment designed to educate, empower and retain students from socially and culturally diverse backgrounds. The Center is comprised of six collaborating, identity-based resource areas. (773) 442-5449, email@example.com
We are aware that many students, staff and faculty who are not U.S. citizens and who do not originate from one of the seven countries listed above are also distressed by the executive order. We also encourage you to use the resources listed above.
Please know that we are here for you, and that we stand by all members of our diverse University Community, regardless of citizenship.