Undocumented Student Support

Student Consultations: Undocumented students looking for support at the College can set up an appointment with Matias Ramos, mailto:mramos@fas.harvard.edu. 

Undocumented Students Working Group: The Harvard Foundation convenes the undocumented students working group at Harvard College which meets throughout the year with staff, faculty, and students.

There are a number of resources available for undocumented students at Harvard College. Here you'll find resources available on campus and in the communityresources for parentsadditional resources, as well as a list of frequently asked questions. We will be adding more information as it becomes available. Feel free to look through this Post-DACA Decision Resource Guide created by our office. 

Support and other resources

Counseling and Mental Health Care, Harvard University Health Services

Harvard College Act on a Dream (student group)

Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers: Help for staff with immigration concerns

The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, Harvard College (for students in Harvard College)

Social Work Support at the Harvard Representation Intiative (HRI)

UndocuAllies at HGSE (student group)

External resources and FAQs:

Beyond DACA, Immigrants Rising

FAQs on Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, USCIS

What to Do If You’re Stopped By Law Enforcement, ACLU

Everyone Has Basic Rights No Matter Who is President, NILC

Know Your Power; Protect Yourself Against Immigration Raids, United We Dream

Preparing Your Family for Immigration Enforcement, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center 

Legal Resources

With support from the Office of the President, the Harvard Representation Initiative (HRI), based at Harvard Law School's Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, provides legal counsel and representation on immigration matters for members of the Harvard University community. It is recommended that undocumented students reach out to the Clinic to set up an individual consultation, as every case is different. You can reach the Clinic at:

Harvard Representation Initiative 
Harvard Law School
Wasserstein Caspersen Clinical Bldg.
6 Everett St., Suite 3130
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-6648

Jason Corral, Staff Attorney
Harvard Representation Initiative
6 Everett Street, Suite 3118
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-5141

HRI additionally offers social work support to all clients as part of their legal representation. The social work team can offer support with a variety of concerns, such as stress management, health insurance problems, financial concerns, or food and housing challenges. It is a safe place to discuss feelings of fear or hopelessness about your future immigration status. To make an appointment with Liala, email lbuoniconti@law.harvard.edu or call 617-496-5087.

The Clinic's emergency cell phone number is 1-857-242-6755. Calls to the hotline will be directed to the on‐call HIRC attorney, who can provide legal counsel and other assistance on time‐sensitive matters. If you have questions or concerns that are not time‐sensitive, please call 617‐495‐6648 to arrange an appointment. 

HRI may also be able to provide counsel to family members of Harvard students and staff, as well as to alums. If members of the Harvard community would like to pursue legal assistance through other avenues, here is a list of local resources.

If you are an international, documented member of the community looking for advice and assistance on matters related to visas, immigration etc., it is recommended that you reach out to Harvard's International Office.