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Executive Order on Immigration
Information and Resources
Students, faculty and staff within the MassArt community have posed questions and expressed concerns about recent executive actions or news items. With this webpage, we are attempting to provide as many resources as possible.
Please note that the contact information for organizations, companies and individuals below is provided solely as resource and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by Massachusetts College of Art and Design. We will update this list as necessary; please check back often.
"MassArt remains committed to equity, justice, and to being a welcoming community to all."
- President David Nelson
Travel advisory: Helpful Information
- Travel Advisory and Other Resources for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to Proclamation Under Executive Order 13780; Updated December 4, 2017
- Implementation of Executive Order Imposing Travel and Refugee Ban, December 8, 2017
- Department of Homeland Security Frequently Asked Questions about the Executive Order
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
- International Education Center: Kennedy, 2nd floor; firstname.lastname@example.org · 617.879.7716
- Student Development: Kennedy, 2nd floor; email@example.com · 617.879.7700
- Counseling and Wellness: Kennedy, 2nd floor; firstname.lastname@example.org · 617.879.7760
City of boston
- Immigrant Advancement Office: Their mission is to strengthen the ability of immigrants and Boston’s diverse cultural and linguistic communities to fully participate in the economic, civic, social, and cultural life of our great City. They also work to promote the commemoration and public understanding of the contributions of immigrants to Boston.
- Immigration Consultations with Volunteer Attorneys: Clinics on the first and third Wednesday of every month; first-come, first-served.
- Local Non-Profit Legal Services: This list includes resources and clinics for immigrants.
- Local Immigration Attorneys: This list includes local immigration attorneys.
- Irish International Immigrant Center: The IIIC assists immigrants from around the world as they integrate into American society. The welcome center provides legal, wellness and education services, advocates for systemic change, and facilitates cross-cultural community building.
State of Massachusetts
Attorney General Hotline: If you experience bias-motivated threats, harassment, or violence, please read the following article, and call 1.800.994.3228, or file a report.
Boston Police or the local police department of the town or city the incident takes place in should be notified immediately (911) if you are in any danger or threat of danger. Please also report any incidents to Public Safety, in person on the 2nd floor of Tower or by phone at 617.879.7810 (non-emergency) or 617.879.8700 (emergency) should it happen on or near the MassArt campus.
- Department of Homeland Security Memorandum on Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) dated September 5, 2017
- Department of Homeland Security Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) dated September 5, 2017
- American Council on Education issue brief entitled Immigration Post-Election Q&A: DACA Students, “Sanctuary Campuses,” and Institutional or Community Assistance
- United We Dream: The largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation
- Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC): Empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation
- My (Un)Documented Life: Up-to-date information and resources (scholarship opportunities, navigating the educational system and more) for undocumented students
- USCIS website: United States Citizen and Immigration Services
- Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Updates: Includes TPS Information, TPS News Releases and TPS Alerts
- DACA-Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Information on requesting consideration of DACA
- Asylum information: Information on eligibility and requesting asylum in the United States
- DOS website: United States Department of State
- Travel Warnings: United States Department of State: Travel Alerts and Warnings
- Exercise your rights with "Know your Rights: National Immigration Law Center"
- Know Your Rights: Safety Plan
National Advocacy Associations
- American Immigration Lawyers Association: Resource for immigration questions and national directory of immigration attorneys
- NAFSA: National association of International Educators. Active information sharing and advocacy. Linked page gives a summary of Practical Immigration Concepts in a Time of Change
- American Civil Liberties Union: The ACLU is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that works in the nation’s courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve individual working rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and the laws of the United States
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center: The mission of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people
- Muslim Advocates: 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
- National Immigrant Justice Center: The NIJC is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers
- National Immigration Law Center: The NILC is exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants
- National Iranian American Council: The National Iranian American Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the voice of Iranian Americans and promoting greater understanding between the American and Iranian people