Middlebury welcomes and supports students who are undocumented or DACA-designated throughout their time at the College.
Updated as of 07/26/2023
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is committed to supporting students who are undocumented or are eligible to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by providing relevant resources to assist students and their supporters.
Elaine Orozco Hammond, Director of Equity Initiatives, serves as the on-campus point person for current undocumented and DACA undergraduate students. Please contact her directly if you have questions about opportunities at Middlebury or other inquiries.
In addition, Kathy Foley, Associate Dean and Director of ISSS, is available for consultation if you have questions or need general guidance.
We protect the privacy of students who reach out to us and are able to guide and advise students about accessing resources on and off campus.
From U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
For information about the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, please consult these webpages:
- DACA Overview
- Filing for DACA—Forms and Instructions (scroll under the announcements to see details)
- Renew Your DACA
- DACA FAQs
- DACA Filing Tips
- Consideration of DACA Process: http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca
- Travel while on DACA (see Q57): http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-process/frequently-asked-questions#travel
- Form I-131, Application for Travel Document: http://www.uscis.gov/i-131
United We Dream: The largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation http://unitedwedream.org/
We Own the Dream: A national campaign to help aspiring Americans brought to this country as children take advantage of the opportunity to apply for DACA and work permits http://www.weownthedream.org/
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC): Aids low-income immigrant students in their pursuit of a U.S. college education http://e4fc.org/
President’s Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration
Information about DACA and Dreamers can be found here.
Comprehensive Guide to College for Undocumented and DACA Students from College Consensus
My (Un)Documented Life: Up-to-date information and resources (scholarship opportunities, navigating the educational system, and more) for undocumented students http://mydocumentedlife.org/
ImmigrationLawHelp.org is an online directory of nearly 1,000 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. Its website is searchable by state, county, or detention facility, and searches can be refined by types and areas of legal assistance provided, populations served, languages spoken, other areas of legal assistance, and nonlegal services provided.
Immigrant Youth Justice League: Working towards full recognition of the rights and contributions of all immigrants http://www.iyjl.org/
National Immigration Law Center: Dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants https://www.nilc.org/
In December 2016, the American Council on Education (ACE) released an issue brief entitled Immigration Post-Election Q&A: DACA Students, “Sanctuary Campuses,” and Institutional or Community Assistance that offers a timely analysis of certain post-election questions and concerns.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Elaine Orozco Hammond, Director of Equity Initiatives.