Immigration Resources

In light of the recent executive order on immigration this page has been developed as a resource for information related to immigration rights. Students affected by the executive order either directly or indirectly are encouraged to reach out to either Chris Chamberlin, dean of students. Faculty and staff should contact Adele Stavish, human resources director, with questions or concerns related to immigration status. Please note that The Cooper Union is not endorsing any organization or service, nor are we responsible for the content of websites that we link to that are not controlled by Cooper.


Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC is a multi-service community and faith-based agency based in the Lower East Side that provides a range of services including select immigration-related legal services.

CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free and confidential immigration law services.

Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law responds to the need for quality legal representation for indigent immigrants facing deportation. More info about the clinic.

Immigrant Community Law Center provides high-quality, affordable, and trustworthy immigration legal representation by a multilingual staff.

Legal Aid Society is the oldest private, not-for-profit legal services organization providing quality representation to low-income New Yorkers.

National Immigration Law Center is dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

UnLocal, Inc. seeks to re-imagine the way legal services are delivered to immigrants in New York City. They are committed to serving the unmet legal needs of New York City’s immigrant communities.

NY State Resources

Office for New Americans assists new residents to New York state in a variety of ways including maximizing the number of young people receiving DACA.

Hotline for families of those coming into the country to find out the status of their loved ones if they suspect they were detained due to the ban at 1-888-769-7243

Local and National Human Rights Organizations

ACLU works to defund and preserve individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S. The ACLU provides information about specific rights issues.

Administrative Relief Resource Center provides resources on DACA and other immigration options.

American Immigration Council works to strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history and stands up for sensible and humane immigration policies.

Arab American Association of New York works to support and empower the Arab Immigrant and Arab American community by providing services to help them adjust to their new home.

CAMBA is a non-profit agency that provides services that connect people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life. ​

Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse at the University of Michigan Law School brings together information and documents about civil rights cases across the U.S. They’re updating cases that challenge recent immigration and refugee orders.

Council on American Islamic Relations seeks to empower the American Muslim community and counsels, mediates, and advocates on behalf of Muslims and others who have experienced religious discrimination, defamation, or hate crimes.

Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization.

International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. 

Muslim Community Network develops the capacity of Muslim New Yorkers and their allies to fully participate in the social landscape of New York City.

Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths. 

New York Immigration Coalition unites immigrants, members and allies so all New Yorkers can thrive.

New York Chapter of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee works to protect the civil rights of all people of Arab heritage in the U.S.

NAFSA, the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education, has created a resources page to inform international educators as they navigate the impact of the executive order. This page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. Resources include information about the executive orders, NAFSA’s strategy to address challenges, and meaningful ways members can get involved.

United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. United We Dream seeks to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and provides  DACA resources and support.

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